Something that is simply hard to grasp: Istanbul municipality (IBB) featuring an opposition member–now mayor of Istanbul, @ekrem_imamoglu who held a massive victory rally today. For decades IBB was in hands of AKP and the change is almost incomprehensible. Time needed to absorb! https://t.co/xxXwLlbCah
— Louis Fishman (@Istanbultelaviv) April 21, 2019
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has been attacked at the funeral of a soldier killed in fighting against Kurdish militants. The Republican People’s party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, was taken to a nearby house by security forces for his protection, the state news agency Anadolu said.
Leader of the main opposition party of Turkey was attacked by thugs during a funeral he attended near Ankara. Reports say police still keeping him in a house, unable to move him away as attackers stone the house. #CHP #Turkey https://t.co/avDlhQ8isS
— Zeynep Erdim (@zeynep_erdim) April 21, 2019
Turkey’s recent local elections on March 31 sent several important messages to the country’s ruling elite — and above all to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan, who rightly viewed the elections as a referendum on his rule, suffered a