Democracy pushes back against Erdogan in Turkey
By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
JUN 25, 2019 | 3:05 AM
On the surface, Sunday’s mayoral election in Istanbul centered on garbage collection, water service and other municipal issues. But it was ultimately a referendum on the leadership of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the increasingly oppressive rule of his Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP).