Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, has halted election campaigning after becoming ill during a live TV interview that was abruptly cut short.
According to recent polls, the contest between the two candidates is close, and Mr. Kilicdaroglu has a decent chance of winning the elections on May 14—with a possible presidential run-off two weeks later.
On Wednesday, President Erdogan initially canceled three events in central Anatolia, claiming doctors had urged him to stay at home.
The launching of Turkey’s first nuclear power station at Akkuyu on the Mediterranean coast was among the Thursday activities he then postponed. The construction of Akkuyu’s four nuclear reactors, which are largely owned by the Russian company Rosatom, took several years, and its opening was scheduled to coincide with the election.