Secularism in Turkey

CHP slams YSK’s justification for Istanbul rerun

A detailed ruling by the Supreme Election Council (YSK) on its justification for the cancellation of the March 31 Istanbul polls has revealed that the decision was politically-motivated and failed to prove that alleged irregularities had an impact on the election results, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has said.

YSK annuls opposition’s appeals for renewal of Istanbul district elections

Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK) on May 13 rejected appeals by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and İyi (Good) Party for annulment of the entire March 31 local elections in Istanbul, including districts of Turkey's biggest metropolis.

CHP slams YSK decision but rules out boycott of Istanbul re-run

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has vowed to re-win the Istanbul mayoral elections in the June re-run after harshly condemning the election watchdog for cancelling the victory of Ekrem İmamoğlu as the elected mayor of Istanbul. It called all on all "democrats of Turkey to unite to save Turkey's democracy."

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