Istanbul mayoral vote: Is ‘disastrous’ loss beginning of Erdogan’s end? – BBC News

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 IstanbulAs the scale of Ekrem Imamoglu’s victory became clear, his supporters … Continue reading

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CHP News: Istanbul elections send message of democracy to world, says CHP head

The renewed Istanbul elections of June 23 sent a message to the world, restoring trust in Turkey’s democracy, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on June 25. from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2YbyfaI via CHPEU

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Democracy pushes back against Erdogan in Turkey – Los Angeles Times

Democracy pushes back against Erdogan in TurkeyBy THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARDJUN 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 … Continue reading

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Kader Sevinç talks to Euronews: Nothing will be the same after Istanbul win

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Watch the interview: The defeat of Turkey’s ruling AK Party in the rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral race could pave the way to early general elections and ultimately bring an end to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule, a senior member of … Continue reading

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European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Key findings of the 2019 Report on Turkey

European Commission – Countries insightsKey findings of the 2019 Report on TurkeyBrussels, 29 May 2019 Political criteria The state of emergency introduced on 15 July 2016 in the aftermath of the attempted coup ended on 18 July 2018, when its … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP head slams AKP’s policies on unemployment

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğu has slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) economic policies on solving Turkey’s unemployment problems by saying that the party is “unable to do so.” from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2HMPZlxContinue reading

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Asia Times | Erdogan’s alliance with the deep state | Article

Erdogan’s alliance with the deep state By ÖMER TAŞPINAR Most observers of Turkish politics understandably are obsessed with the political power that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated over the past 16 years. They focus exclusively on him and his … Continue reading

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Deposed Istanbul mayor blasts ‘lies’ used to annul election | World | Malay Mail

Deposed Istanbul mayor blasts ‘lies’ used to annul electionPublished 2 hours ago on 22 May 2019 Ekrem Imamoglu called on voters to ‘correct this great shame’ in next month’s re-run.. — Reuters picISTANBUL, May 22 — Istanbul’s deposed mayor Ekrem … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP slams YSK’s justification for Istanbul rerun

A detailed ruling by the Supreme Election Council (YSK) on its justification for the cancellation of the March 31 Istanbul polls has revealed that the decision was politically-motivated and failed to prove that alleged irregularities had an impact on the … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP Istanbul provincial chair Kaftancıoğlu indicted over tweets

Istanbul prosecutors have prepared an indictment accusing the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul provincial chairwoman of insulting the president and terrorist propaganda on Twitter, local media reported on May 23. from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2HB2zpp via HDN

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