Ahead of the crucial NATO and G-20 meetings, the country's defence minister reached out to opposition parties to send a strong message to Washington.
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."
Rerun election to be held on June 23, says Supreme Election Council.
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party, Republican People's Party (CHP), was confronted and assaulted when he attended a soldier's funeral in Ankara on Sunday. President Erdogan has described it as "an unwelcome act of violence."
As the clock ticks down to Turkey’s local election day, politicians have deployed a wide variety of tactics to woo voters - but that will only be enough for party loyalists.
Local elections in Turkey are taking on the character of general elections as foreign policy comes to dominate the conversation.
Turkey's elections produced many winners, democracy was one. But also a wide spectrum of ideas representing all of Turkey have found a place inside parliament.
For many Syrians, this election was a referendum on their presence and status in Turkey.
Turkey's political discourse has markedly changed from previous elections. The need to gather a popular majority for a presidential candidate is forcing parties to broaden their appeal with more inclusive messaging.
Turkey's governing party workers were campaigning in southeastern Sanliurfa province ahead of June 24 elections when the incident occurred.
CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu says Ankara has sent enough evidence to US authorities to take legal action and urged Washington to extradite Fetullah Gulen, whose FETO organisation orchestrated the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
Ankara has confirmed six candidates who will stand in the presidential election on June 24, as the nation heads to the polls to elect both their new president and new members of parliament.
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