Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the parliament in Ankara on June 25. Photo: Reuters
Serkan Yolacan
Opinion

Opinion

Serkan Yolacan

In Turkey, Erdogan’s self-inflicted wound over Istanbul election rerun may yet prove fatal

  • Last Sunday, the Turkish president lost his stranglehold on the country’s capital after losing the controversial rerun of a mayoral election
  • Now, his Justice and Development Party risks disintegration, leave him at the mercy of the securalists and foreigners he has condemned for so long

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the parliament in Ankara on June 25. Photo: Reuters
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Supporters at a rally for Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Ekrem Imamoglu wins Istanbul mayoral election, says victory marks ‘new beginning’ for Turkey

  • Imamoglu, candidate of the Republican People’s Party, vows to work closely with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • Victory is a major blow for the president’s ruling AK Party
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Supporters at a rally for Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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