Mansur Yavaş

Turkish Opposition Claims Victory in Local Elections: Provisional Results Indicate Significant Shift

Provisional results from Turkey's local elections reveal a remarkable surge for the opposition, marking a significant shift in the country's political landscape. According to reports from BTA, incomplete tallies suggest a lead for the main opposition Republican People's Party (NRP) over the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

In setback to Erdogan, Turkish opposition makes big gains in local elections

Turkey's main opposition party retained its control over key cities and made huge gains elsewhere in Sunday's local elections, preliminary results showed, in a major upset to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had set his sights on retaking control of those urban areas.

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.