Erdogan's AKP has been defeated in Ankara and ballot counts show a potential loss in Istanbul. Many voters say they're unhappy with the way he's handling the country's economic downturn.
Istanbul's mayoral election will be rerun following an appeal from the strongman-president's party. The exiled journalist Can Dundar gave DW his appraisal of the complex situation leading up to the June 23 election.
Yavuz Selim Demirag has been an outspoken critic of President Erdogan. He was set on by assailants with baseball bats in what journalists say is a sign of shrinking press freedom.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has denied claims that the German-Turkish journalist was tortured in prison near Istanbul. It has also rejected a warning from Germany that Turkey should stick to the UN anti-torture convention.
Opposition party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was attacked by an angry mob in public and nearly killed — the latest in a spate of such violence. What does the incident say about the political culture in the country?
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