The defeat of Turkey’s ruling AK Party in the rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral race could pave the way to early general elections and ultimately bring an end to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule, a senior member of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) told Euronews.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu on Sunday for winning Istanbul's re-run mayoral election according to unofficial results.
Turkish President Erdogan said the decision for a re-run of local elections in Istanbul, where his party suffered defeat, will strengthen democracy
Istanbul's ousted mayor gave an uplifting message to supporters as his CHP party pledged to defeat Erdogan a second time.
Turkey’s main opposition accused authorities of “plain dictatorship” after officials ordered a re-run of elections in Istanbul where President Tayyip Erdogan's party suffered a surprise defeat.