According to unofficial results, the Republican People's Party candidate received just over 54 percent of the votes in Sunday's redo of the mayoral election, while Justice and Development (AK) Party's Binali Yildirim took just above 45 percent.
Istanbul elections confirm Turkish democracy’s strength
Turkey is holding a re-run of the mayoral election in Istanbul this Sunday, after the Supreme Election Council (YSK) ordered a rerun of the March 31 Istanbul polls over appeals filed by the country's governing AK Party.
Five main takeaways from the Istanbul mayoral election debate
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.
Istanbul's mayoral candidates spar on televised debate ahead of rerun vote
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).
Turkey's top election body justifies Istanbul revote
The Supreme Election Council of Turkey decided by a majority to rerun elections for the Istanbul Municipality. Over ten million citizens are eligible to vote in less than six weeks.
Istanbul’s Race for Mayor
13 May 2019
Senior officials from Turkey's ruling AK Party and the opposition CHP join the programme to debate the ruling to rerun Istanbul’s mayoral election. We debate whether the new vote is needed, and who will win.
Istanbul’s Election Redo
13 May 2019
Turkey's election commission ruled that Istanbul must redo a vote for mayor, after the ruling AK Party alleged election fraud. We look at why some say it was needed, while others argue it hurts the country’s democracy. #IstanbulElection #Turkey
Here’s why Istanbul is heading to the polls again
10 May 2019
People in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, will vote for a second time on June 23 to choose their mayor after the Supreme Election Board (YSK) ordered a rerun of the polls. Here is why. #Istanbul #IstanbulElection #Turkey
Istanbul residents change holiday plans to vote in election rerun
Airlines and travel agencies are allowing people to reschedule flights planned around that weekend for free and municipalities in some holiday resorts have even put out spoof warnings to discourage Istanbul residents from visiting on that weekend.
Turkey's opposition CHP seeks cancellation of 2018 presidential elections
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 election council orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral election
8 May 2019
Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK) has called for a rerun of the mayoral election in Istanbul after AK Party and MHP objected to the initial results. #Istanbul #election #rerun
Nine questions about the Istanbul mayoral election rerun
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."
Lira weakens as Turkey's electoral council orders rerun of Istanbul poll
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.
How the AK Party made inroads in HDP strongholds in eastern Turkey
Speaking to reporters, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), said that since the judicial process is continuing, he will not release any information on petitions, demands, and objections being currently considered.