For the first time in 24 years, Turkey's AKP lost control of Istanbul. Now, the battle is happening all over again.
It's nearing sundown in one of Istanbul's most popular bar districts, but the streets are unusually quiet.
A short walk away, a few hundred locals are gathered in a park, snacking on sunflower seeds and drinking beer.
That's not an unusual summertime sight in the city's few green spaces, but this time, Istanbulites have come out for more than a sunset picnic.