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.
Istanbul’s ousted mayor says he will go into battle for Turkish democracy next month when he stands in a re-run of an election he thought had granted him the city to govern for five years.
Ekrem Imamoglu is confident he will win again on June 23, despite what he calls the theft of the narrow victory he won in March over President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, but for him there are also bigger issues at stake.
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ordered Tuesday the release of a Brazil-based Turkish businessman who was arrested over links to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Ali Sipahi, a restaurant owner in Sao Paulo who has lived in Brazil for 12 years, faces charges in Ankara of belonging to a "terrorist organization" involved in the failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016, Brazil's Supreme Court said.
El presidente turco justificó este martes la decisión de la Comisión Electoral de Turquía (YSK) de repetir las elecciones locales por "usurpación de votos" a su partido.
Cinco semanas después de su derrota en los comicios elecciones locales de Estambul y tres después de que el candidato opositor asumiera la alcaldía, el partido del presidente Recep Tayyip Erdogan, el islamista AKP, logró este lunes la anulación del resultado y la repetición de elecciones en la mayor ciudad turca.
El principal partido de la oposición de Turquía dijo el martes que su candidato a alcalde de Estambul volvería a competir y ganará el puesto, luego de que la junta electoral ordenara una reedición de las elecciones de la ciudad en un fallo que ha asustado a los inversores y atraído críticas europeas.
Turkish prosecutors have launched 32 investigations into allegations of irregularities made by the ruling party after its shock loss in Istanbul's local elections held on March 31.
The investigators summoned more than 100 polling station officials for questioning as suspects, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday.
The investigations focused on Istanbul's Maltepe, Kadikoy and Atasehir districts, Anadolu said.
Turkey's main opposition party candidate has officially won Istanbul's mayoral seat on Wednesday, after the city's electoral board decided that he was the winner of the March 31 local polls, despite objections by Turkey's ruling party.
Ekrem Imamoglu, the Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate, received the mandate at the board headquarters, with a large crowd of supporters celebrating outside the building in the Istanbul district of Caglayan.
La derrota en las grandes ciudades del presidente Recep Tayyip Erdogan en las elecciones municipales celebradas en Turquía el domingo es un claro mensaje del electorado urbano de ese país sobre su rechazo a la vía autoritaria y de islamización de la sociedad en la que el mandatario se ha embarcado desde hace algunos años.
ANKARA: Local elections held in Turkey on Sunday resulted in a significant shift in the governance of the country.
Voters in Turkey’s major cities turned their backs on officials from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party and instead opted for administration by candidates from opposition groups.
After a nail-biting count of votes in the first municipal ballot since Turks approved constitutional reform in 2017, the “prize” cities of Istanbul and the capital Ankara fell to rival parties.
by Umut Uras
Istanbul, Turkey - In the run-up to Turkey's key parliamentary and presidential elections, the Kurdish vote is seen by many as one of the major factors that could determine the outcome.
In a joint statement released yesterday, the Nation Alliance promised to return to the parliamentary system if elected.
The parties in the Nation Alliance, namely the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Good Party (İP), the Felicity Party (SP) and the Democrat Party (DP), said that when and if they obtain a majority in Parliament, the political governing system is to be reconstructed in line with the principles of separation of powers and pluralistic democracy.
Almost half of Turkish voters living abroad cast votes in Turkey’s June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections – a higher turnout than in previous polls, the nation's top election official said on Wednesday.
More than 1.48 million Turkish expats went to the polls between June 7 and 19, a turnout of 48.78 percent, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), told reporters in the capital Ankara, adding that the voting at foreign missions in 60 countries had occurred without incident.