"Some people may look for their presidential candidates by microscope, but we have already decided on our candidate".
Since the abortive putsch, authorities have carried out a sweeping crackdown on alleged supporters of the USA -based preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara blames for the coup attempt, detaining 160,000 people and dismissing almost the same number of civil servants, the United Nations said in March.
Turkey's main opposition party, CHP, has named Muharrem Ince, while the smaller Iyi Party picks a woman, Meral Aksener, for the top post.
Major political parties in Turkey announce presidential candidates
Should Erdogan win, he will receive another five-year mandate which would allow him to press on with a transformation of Turkey that began when he first became prime minister in 2003. Explaining his decision, the Turkish President claimed that it would ensure a swift transition to the presidential system of government, which had been chosen by a slight majority of Turks participating in the constitutional referendum on April 16.
At a Republican People's PartY (CHP) conference at a sports arena in the capital, Ankara, party chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu announced Ince as the candidate, to roaring applause from attendees.
Waymo van involved in serious collision in Arizona
According to the police, there are some minors injuries to the drivers of both the vehicles without any serious impact. Both the Waymo self-driving auto and the Honda sedan had to be towed from the scene of the accident.