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.
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?
Nation’s Alliance candidate, who had run a third time before securing victory, was able to appeal to both the conservative and secularist leftist voting base.
Istanbul is probably the biggest prize in Turkish local elections, but the capital is also a prized possession and this time, the race for Ankara is different.
Issues facing voters in southeastern Turkey are as diverse as its population.
Here's everything you need to know about Turkey's local elections, in a short and fun format.
Despite huge investments in transportation infrastructure in recent years, traffic and transport top the agenda for both politicians and voters.
Local elections in Turkey are taking on the character of general elections as foreign policy comes to dominate the conversation.
The pre-poll alliances have emerged for the upcoming municipal elections, following the pattern of a similar alliance in 2017 when Turkish citizens voted to change the country's parliamentary system into a presidential one.
The People’s Alliance, comprised of governing AK Party and MHP, will compete against the Nation’s Alliance, led by CHP and IYI Party.
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