Republican People's Party

Grandson of citizen featured in iconic photo with Ataturk assumes mayorship

In a landmark win for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Mehmet Erdem Ural has led the party to victory in the northern province of Tokat's Turhal district after 35 years.

But Ural is distinguished not only for his electoral success but also for his familial ties to a historic moment with modern Türkiye's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Recounts, renewal calls emerge after local elections

Following the local elections held on March 31, multiple parties have challenged various results, particularly in constituencies where the race was tightly contested, sparking a flurry of demands for recounts and calls for renewed elections.

In Istanbul, both the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) have raised objections.

CHP mulls local governance overhaul following election success

Following its notable gains in the recent mayoral elections, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) is reportedly poised to initiate a series of innovative practices aimed at enhancing local governance.

Local media indicates a comprehensive restructuring effort, including regular reporting mechanisms to municipalities under the party's administration.

CHP leader rules out early elections despite local polls success

Chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Özgür Özel has said he is not calling for early elections despite his party's big success in the municipal elections.

"If there will be early elections, it will be decided by the people. I am not making such a call," Özel said in an interview with daily Sözcü on April 2.

İYİ Party to convene congress following election setback

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has declared that the party will convene an extraordinary congress in the wake of disappointing results in the recent local elections.

The İYİ Party witnessed a sharp decline in support, plummeting from 7.3 percent of the votes in the 2019 local elections to 3.77 percent this year.