Turkish local elections

AKP appoints new heads for some provinces

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has replaced the heads of its provincial organizations in seven cities a day after a five-hour meeting of its executive committee.

The party on June 25 announced the appointment of new provincial heads for Adıyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Erzincan, Gaziantep, Kastamonu, Osmaniye and Zonguldak.

Kurtulmuş plans October talks on constitutional proposal

Contextual discussions on the government's long-pending proposal for a new constitution will commence in October, Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmuş has announced amid a flurry of negotiations with political parties.

Kurtulmuş concluded his inaugural round of consultations with representatives from various parties.

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.

Opposition’s local elections win shows voters are unhappy with Erdogan’s government, experts say

Turkey was coming to terms on Monday with the opposition's unexpected success in local elections which saw it outperform President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party and add to municipalities gained five years ago.