Erdogan’s Party Says It Will Seek Rerun of Vote in Istanbul – Bloomberg

Erdogan’s Party Says It Will Seek Rerun of Vote in Istanbul
By Firat Kozok
and Selcan Hacaoglu
April 9, 2019, 4:02 AM EDT Updated on April 9, 2019, 8:12 AM EDT

Battle for control of Turkey’s largest city enters second week
Opposition had won mayor’s race for first time in 25 years

Turkey’s governing party will request a rerun of last month’s mayoral election in Istanbul, stoking concerns that the country’s democracy is fraying as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to concede defeat in the city where he built his political career.

More:Erdogan’s Party Says It Will Seek Rerun of Vote in Istanbul – Bloomberg

from Turkish Digest http://bit.ly/2D5i7Pz
via CHPEU

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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