Turkey’s AKP fears losing financial power of Istanbul municipality – experts | Ahval

Turkey’s AKP fears losing financial power of Istanbul municipality – experts Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which according to unofficial results lost mayoral races in key cities like Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday, challenges the results, as a … Continue reading

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Turkey’s state-run news agency under fire for irregular poll coverage

Turkey’s state-run news agency under fire for irregular poll coverage Nimet Kirac April 5, 2019 Article Summary Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency is under fire for its bizarre coverage of the Istanbul mayoral race, during which the agency stopped reporting polling … Continue reading

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Erdogan should seize the chance for change in Turkey

Erdogan should seize the chance for change in Turkey By Soner Cagaptay April 5, 2019 at 11:46 AMTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers in Istanbul. (AP) More:Erdogan should seize the chance for change in … Continue reading

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Turkey needs a better PowerPoint | FT Alphaville

Turkey needs a better PowerPoint By: Colby Smith Just days before last weekend’s all-important local elections, Turkish authorities took “extreme” measures to shore up the country’s currency by squeezing short sellers. With the lira already having lost a third of … Continue reading

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Et tu Istanbul, then fall Erdogan: Why local election results spell hope for Turkey

Et tu Istanbul, then fall Erdogan: Why local election results spell hope for Turkey As Turkey recounts the votes, President Erdogan and his Islamist party have been delivered a significant blow by citizens. More:Et tu Istanbul, then fall Erdogan: Why … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Opponents Promise Scrutiny of Istanbul’s Books After Turkey Elections – The New York Times

Erdogan’s Opponents Promise Scrutiny of Istanbul’s Books After Turkey Elections By Carlotta Gall April 3, 2019 ISTANBUL — Even before the important election of Istanbul’s mayor has been settled, the opposition candidate, who claims to have won, is challenging President … Continue reading

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Could İmamoğlu be Turkey’s next president? – BBC | Ahval

Could İmamoğlu be Turkey’s next president? – BBC Ekrem İmamoğlu’s apparent victory in the race for Istanbul mayor has the potential to catapult him into contention for the presidency in Turkey’s next election in 2023, the BBC suggested in a … Continue reading

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Local election defeat bodes more foreign woes for Erdogan

Local election defeat bodes more foreign woes for Erdogan READ IN: Türkçe Kadri Gursel April 4, 2019 Article Summary The irreparable setback Turkey’s president suffered in the March 31 municipal polls, coupled with the country’s economic crisis, leaves him in … Continue reading

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“A Great Moment for Democracy”: Erdogan’s AK Party Suffers Major Defeat in Local Turkish Elections | Democracy Now!

“A Great Moment for Democracy”: Erdogan’s AK Party Suffers Major Defeat in Local Turkish Elections Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party suffered major setbacks in local elections this weekend after dominating the country’s political system since 2003. The AK … Continue reading

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The Council of Europe’s Socialists, Democrats & Greens Group: Turkey has to respect the outcome of the local elections

Turkey has to respect the outcome of the local elections Following the local elections on 31 March 2019, we ask the Turkish authorities to accept the election result. Certainly, every party has the right to ask for proving of the … Continue reading

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