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A poster of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at the Istanbul headquarters of his Justice and Development party. Losing control of the city would deal a significant blow to the president.CreditCreditSedat Suna/EPA, via Shutterstock

AKP continues to abuse law to deny opposition’s victory in #İstanbul

A poster of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at the Istanbul headquarters of his Justice and Development party. Losing control of the city would deal a significant blow to the president.CreditCreditSedat Suna/EPA, via Shutterstock

 

The call for a fresh vote is seen as a last-ditch attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s allies to avoid losing control of Turkey’s largest city.

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When Turkey’s opposition won some of the biggest municipalities in local elections on March 31, many analysts proclaimed the triumph of Turkish democracy. The elections featured a much better organised opposition than before, and a still highly

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