The upcoming Turkish referendum may hand more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. DW's Gunnar Köhne has looked at the two sides of the debate and tried to find out if the diplomatic rows with European states will have any effect on the vote.
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 Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party is challenging the result of local elections in Ankara and Istanbul after it appears to have lost. The vote had been seen as a verdict on Erdogan's rule and an economic downturn.
Polls have closed in Turkey's local elections, which are seen as a "referendum" on Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership. His ruling AK Party risks defeat in the capital as an economic slowdown takes hold.
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.
© 2019 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version