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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (C) announces Murat Kurum (L) as his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) candidate in Istanbul's upcoming mayoral election in March, in Istanbul on January 7, 2024. - Murat Kurum will represent Erdogan's Islamic conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the March 31 municipal elections in which control of Turkey's main cities will be up for grabs. The secular opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) seized back control of Istanbul for the first time since Erdogan ruled the city as mayor in the 1990s in watershed 2019 polls. (Photo by YASIN AKGUL / AFP)

Erdogan backs former environment chief to win back Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday entrusted a former environment minister to run for mayor of Istanbul and avenge the worst political defeat of the Turkish leader's two-decade rule.
7 months ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chairman and Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik (R) inspect the honor guard during welcoming ceremony in Ankara, on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Erdogan calls for Istanbul vote to be re-run

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for the opposition's local election victory in Istanbul to be declared invalid and the vote re-run, increasing the pressure on the country's electoral authorities.
5 years ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Erdogan’s party wants rerun of Istanbul election

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party said Tuesday it wants the Istanbul mayoral election to be repeated after the Supreme Electoral Council rejected a demand for a recount of all ballots
5 years ago
A man walks along a street banner reading '' Thank You Istanbul' and portraying ruling party mayor candidate Binali Yildirim (hidden) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April 1, 2019 in Istanbul. - Turkey's opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu leads by nearly 28,000 votes after the weekend local election, Supreme Election Board (YSK) chairman said on April 1. Results from Sunday's ballot also showed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP was set to lose the capital Ankara in what would be a major upset for the ruling party in power for a decade and a half. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Erdogan’s party to demand total recount of Istanbul ballots

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party said Sunday it was demanding a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul, the country’s economic capital, during last week’s mayoral election after an opposition candidate
5 years ago
People go about with their daily life next to a billboard reading "Thank You Istanbul" and portraying AKP ruling party mayor candidate Binali Yildirim and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Istanbul, on April 2, 2019. - After a frenetic campaign with multiple daily rallies across Turkey, President's AKP lost the major cities including Istanbul in Sunday's local elections, leaving the ruling party damaged but not beyond repair, analysts said. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP)

Erdogan’s ruling AKP ready to accept election recount results

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP will accept the results of local election recounts in Ankara and Istanbul no matter which party is declared the winner, a party spokesman said on
5 years ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives at the news conference room at Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey March 31, 2019, following local elections. - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP was trailing in a very tight race for the capital Ankara in Sunday's local elections, state media reported, in what would be a major defeat for the ruling party after a decade and a half in power. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP)

Turkey starts Istanbul vote recount after Erdogan’s party appeals

Turkish electoral authorities on Wednesday began recounting votes from Istanbul districts after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP challenged tallies showing an opposition candidate narrowly won a weekend local election.
5 years ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan powers

Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029.
8 years ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

Turkey submits bill to strengthen Erdogan’s powers

Turkey's ruling party on Saturday submitted a bill to parliament that could expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a move his opponents fear will lead to one-man rule.
8 years ago