Not a shred of legitimacy left: “Election body rules in favor of re-run of #Istanbul elections

Ekrem İmamoğlu. His legitimately won mayoral victory stolen today.

AKP forced Election Body to cancel legitimate election results. I am not a lawyer but all I observe around and existing analyses demonstrate this decision has no bases. You will see how ridiculous the election council’s justifications are.

Political Islamists do not pretend to respect democracy anymore. Today is the day their pretension ends. The path AKP takes never ends well. I believe AKP leadership accelerated its path toward downfall. I do not know how and in the meantime I do not know how much citizens will suffer. But all signs show it has lost its wisdom. Thus, increasingly ridiculous moves at both domestic and international politics.  Hence, the acceleration. Let me pray if I see those days of downfall…

Citizens protest in CHP dominated neighborhoods:


Election body rules in favor of re-run of Istanbul elections

Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK) announced do-over of Istanbul local elections on May 6.

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Erdoğan’s bid to overturn mayoral vote is ‘plain dictatorship’, says CHP party

Turkey’s election body has ordered a rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s party complained about its surprise defeat in the vote, the state news agency reported.

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Turkey to rerun vote in Istanbul following opposition win

The ruling AK Party had complained about irregularities in their shock loss of Turkey’s biggest city.

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