AKP to unveil initial slate of candidates for local polls Sunday

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to unveil its first batch of candidates for the upcoming local elections on Jan. 7, spokesperson Ömer Çelik has revealed.

The remaining candidates will be officially announced on Jan. 15, along with the election manifesto, Çelik told a group of journalists at the party headquarters in the capital Ankara late on Jan. 3.

İYİ Party's solo run bid sparks further key departures

The İYİ (Good) Party is grappling with internal turmoil following its decision not to form an alliance with the Republican People's Party (CHP) for the upcoming local elections, with the fallout last resulting in the dismissal of vice chair Ahmet Zeki Üçok and the resignation of another deputy leader, Ece Güner.

CHP reveals mayoral candidates for big metropolitans, including Istanbul and Ankara

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has revealed its municipal candidates in 226 constituencies, including Istanbul and Ankara, where current mayors Ekrem İmamoğlu and Mansur Yavaş respectively will run for another five year mandate.

Istanbul mayor keeps door ajar for cooperation with İYİ Party

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, from the ranks of main the Republican People's Party (CHP), has hinted that the doors for collaboration with the İYİ (Good) Party remain partially open, despite the latter's recent announcement of running independently in the upcoming local elections slated for next March.