Turkey: Meet youngest candidates in upcoming parliament elections

Candidate lists for next month's general election were released on Tuesday, including two young Turks eager to shake up parliament. Elif Nur Bayram will be the youngest candidate in the national poll. She is standing for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the northern province of Kocaeli. After posing for photos with her parents, the AKP's newest bright young thing promised, «to... Еще be useful for my people.» In Kayseri, a city in central Anatolia, high-school student Veli Oguzhan Ozturk, also 18, will be represent the National Movement Party (MHP). Speaking on the need for renewal in Turkish politics, the youngster proudly declared that «we are the future, the future is us.» Parliamentary elections will take place on June 24 to elect 600 members of Turkey's assembly. The vote was brought forward by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is up for re-election.

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