A temblor of 5.7 magnitude strikes Sea of Marmara, shakes buildings and damages a mosque in Istanbul. Quake also felt in Tekirdag, Bursa, and Kocaeli provinces.
Syrians who have a temporary protection permit must remain in the province in which they were originally registered and obtain a special permit to travel elsewhere in Turkey.
Opposition CHP candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, has won the rerun of metropolitan municipality elections against Binali Yildirim, a candidate of the AK Party.
"Elections are backbone of democracies. According to the result as of now, my competitor Ekrem Imamoglu is leading the race," AK Party's Binali Yildirim says.
CHP’s candidate for Istanbul, the cultural and economic capital of Turkey, is facing the country's veteran politician and former prime minister Binali Yildirim.
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.
People's Alliance candidate Binali Yildirim and National Alliance candidate Ekrem Imamoglu faced off in the first political debate in almost two decades ahead of the June 23 mayoral election rerun called by Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK).
Main opposition Republican People's Party also wants a rerun in all Istanbul district councils. It argues the same flaws which the governing AK Party said occurred during the Istanbul mayoral election apply to the 2018 presidential election.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes lawlessness and irregularities occurred in Istanbul mayoral elections. Opposition Republican People's Party says the decision to renew the vote is "neither democratic nor legitimate."
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.
Rerun election to be held on June 23, says Supreme Election Council.
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