Justice and Development Party (AKP)

Shifting balances in Turkey

Things are happening in Turkey that are not entirely apparent to the rest of the world. The results of recent local elections which saw President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) lose control of Istanbul showed that the Turkish strongman's star is losing its luster. Meanwhile, there have been some as-yet tentative moves inside the party challenging his authority.

The Supreme Electoral Council: Ekrem Imamoglu is the New Mayor of Istanbul

Turkey's Supreme Election Council (VIS) announced on June 24 the official results of the Istanbul re-election, saying the main opposition Republican People's Party (EPP) candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, is the winner of the June 23 election, with 54%.

The re-election in Istanbul is finalized.

Imamoglu received 54.21% of the votes, " VIS President  Sadi Güven said.

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