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Partying hard in #İstanbul: “Blow to Turkey’s Erdogan as opposition wins big in Istanbul

photo by Onur Günal

İstanbulites on the Streets to Celebrate Ekrem İmamoğlu’s Election Win

According to unofficial results, Nation Alliance’s candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu from the main opposition CHP has won the

Opposition Candidate İmamoğlu Wins İstanbul Election Rerun

After the Supreme Election Council canceled the March 31 polls, the election for the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Five losers and five winners of istanbul elections | Ilhan Tanir @WashingtonPoint

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was going to lose 23 June elections in either way. In the…

Ekrem İmamoğlu: who is Istanbul election winner and how did he do it?

Outside pick for opposition party built on voters’ good faith shown in March elections Ekrem İmamoğlu was not a well-known

Tens of thousands of people celebrated on the streets of Istanbul as main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed a decisive victory in the city’s re-run election. Imamoglu’s win dealt one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promises a new beginning in the country’s largest city. The election was Istanbul’s second in three months after results of an initial March vote were scrapped. Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP), was leading with 54% of votes versus 45% for Erdogan’s AK Party (AKP) candidate, with more than 99% of ballots opened

Islamist mayors render Istanbul uninhabitable in 25 years – Birgün

Various data gathered from recent studies point to a decline in Istanbul’s quality of life, which has made the city uninhabitable in 25 years of Islamist
The Financial Times – Laura Pitel and Ayla Jean Yackley in Istanbul and Funja Guler in Ankara – Jun 23, 9:51 AM

A political gamble by Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan backfired spectacularly on Sunday as the opposition won a resounding victory in the repeat of an Istanbul mayoral election according to early results. Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition


It’s official from Turkey

23 Haziran’ın özeti. from Turkey

Mazbata 2 – 23/06/2019 de Istanbul’da 🙂 from Turkey

Kutlamalardan bir manzara (İstanbul-Bakirkoy) from Turkey

The election re-run results in Istanbul. The elections in which opposition won by 0.2% were cancelled. This time, the opposition won by almost 10% margin, making Erdogan suffer a greater loss (İmamoğlu 54,33% v. Yıldırım 44,78%) from europe

one of the most beautiful picture i’ve ever seen. from Turkey

Turkish people celebrating the defeat of AKP in Istanbul from europe

What if Turkey politicians were Harry Potter characters? from Turkey

„Right, law and justice“ – at the victory speech of Ekrem Imamoglu, Mayor of Istanbul from Turkey

People in Besiktas celebrating after CHP victory. from Turkey

After the election in Istanbul from europe




Foreign Affairs Magazine – Nate Schenkkan – Jun 20, 9:00 PM

On June 23, Istanbul will hold new mayoral elections. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the original election on March 31, appealed to overturn the results on a technicality, and won. The ruling was only the latest and most

BBC News – Jun 23, 9:27 AM

Ruling party in Turkey set to lose city of Istanbul after re-run mayoral election in big blow for President Erdogan This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest

Whoever wins Istanbul wins Turkey’: Do-over elections loom large

This week in Istanbul, people gathered in parks and at ferry stations, their eyes trained on large, inflatable screens. On leafy residential blocks, the …

Istanbul vote rerun: Ambitious mayor takes on Erdogan’s man

The election is being rerun after the ruling party candidate narrowly lost the Istanbul mayoral vote.

Ruling party officials admit opposition will win Istanbul rerun – Financial Times | Ahval

The officials of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in private admit that their

Even if they’re Kurds, they’re human’, Turkey’s Erdoğan says | Ahval

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a speech that has the potential to backfire as he…

Prof Eissenstat: ”This is a referendum on Erdoğan’s rule” | Ahval

Associate Professor of Middle East history at St. Lawrence University Howard Eissenstat spoke with

Istanbul Europe’s second most congested city

Istanbul is Europe’s second most congested city with drivers in Turkey’s largest city spending an average of 53
The new mega-Istanbul Airport hosted 5.2 million passengers in May, a 10.5 percent increase compared to the first four months of this year.

Invasive, Photogenic Plants Are Taking a Toll on Istanbul’s Ancient Walls

Take a place like Istanbul’s old city walls and gates. These fortifications protected the city from sieges and invaders for 800 years.

Election Puts Istanbul’s Budget—and Ruling Party’s Use of It—in Spotlight

ISTANBUL—President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing to retain control over this city, which propelled his political career and drives Turkey’s …

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