After serving as Turkish President Erdogan's foreign policy adviser from 2003 to 2009, Ahmet Davutoglu was appointed as foreign minister and then prime minister in 2014.
From being a founding member of the governing AK Party to serving as the country's prime minister for two years, Yildirim has played a vital role in Turkey's progress.
The two main candidates for the Istanbul mayoral election rerun on June 16, Binali Yildirim from the People’s Alliance and Ekrem Imamoglu from the Nation’s Alliance, faced-off in a televised debate on Sunday.
The Turkish lira fell past 6.1 against the US dollar after the Supreme Election Council orders a rerun of Istanbul mayoral election for June 23.
Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) will continue to examine appeals from the governing Justice and Development Party on election irregularities after awarding the certificate of mayorship to Imamoglu, the Republican People's Party candidate.
AK Party’s representative on Turkey's election board said that the party's appeal to cancel the election results in an Istanbul district – on grounds of "organised irregularities" – will be decided by the council after Tuesday.
As Turkey's Supreme Election Council reviews the votes cast for Istanbul’s local elections on March 31, here is the whole process explained.
What do the local election results in Turkey mean for the parties involved?
Despite huge investments in transportation infrastructure in recent years, traffic and transport top the agenda for both politicians and voters.
While some young people appreciate rapid transformation in the city, many others feel there's much more to do to preserve Istanbul's charm.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds mammoth rally in Istanbul drawing some 1.6 million followers ahead of March 31municipal polls in which governing AK Party is allying with Devlet Bahceli-led Nationalist Movement Party.
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