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
Erdogan backs rerun of Istanbul vote as opposition meets to talk strategy
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.
As Turkey's Supreme Election Council reviews the votes cast for Istanbul’s local elections on March 31, here is the whole process explained.
Turkey elected its first mayor with disability
4 Apr 2019
Turan Hancerli lost both his arms three days before he started studying law in 1993, but it didn't prevent him from achieving his goals. The 44-year-old lawyer and father of two has become the first mayor with a disability in the 2019 local elections.
Fatih Mehmet Macoglu won the mayorship for Tunceli province becoming the first communist mayor of a province in Turkey, as citizens voted in nation-wide local elections to elect their mayors and municipal council members for the next five years.
AK Party calls on opposition to avoid 'harmful', 'manipulative actions'
"Dictatorships with no democratic track record or less than 10 percent voter turnout have no right to criticise Turkey's elections," Omer Celik, spokesperson for the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party, told reporters.