Istanbul mayoral vote: Is ‘disastrous’ loss beginning of Erdogan’s end?
By Mark Lowen
The defeat of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party ends 25 years of its rule in Istanbul
As the scale of Ekrem Imamoglu’s victory became clear, his supporters thronged his election headquarters. Lining the street outside was a row of cameras. Among them: Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT, heavily under the thumb of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.