Turkish anti-migrant party backs Erdogan’s rival in presidential runoff

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A hard-line anti-migrant party has decided to throw its weight behind the opposition candidate who is running against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this weekend’s runoff presidential race. The leader of the far-right Victory Party on Wednesday announced his support for main opposition party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who will be facing off against Erdogan on Sunday. The Victory Party leader said he decided to back Kilicdaroglu over his promises to repatriate millions of migrants. The announcement came just days after the third-placed contender in the first round of the presidential election on May 14 endorsed Erdogan in the upcoming runoff.