A mayor in Turkey has stepped up to fight against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political agenda. Ankara is critical, but the mayor’s popularity is rising.
The result had been under review after President Erdogan and his AKP party cried foul. The president has called for a rerun of the vote, yet it is unclear if the election board will accede to that wish.
President Erdogan has said that a margin of only 13,000 votes is too few for either side to claim victory in Istanbul's mayoral contest. The vote in Ankara has already been handed to the opposition CHP party.
Official results still aren't in for Istanbul, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP suffered drastic losses in many other important cities. The strongman's future looks weak indeed, Erkan Arikan writes.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party are worried by municipal elections. It's no longer just the opposition holding him accountable for Turkey's woes. AKP supporters, too, are disillusioned.
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