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 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.
Leaders call Recep Tayyip Erdogan after unofficial results show governing AK Party won nearly 45% of vote in local elections
Turkey Local Elections 2019: Tunc Soyer wins the race for Izmir, unofficial results show
1 Apr 2019
CHP's Tunc Soyer has won the mayoral election in Izmir, according to unofficial results. #TuncSoyer #CHP #Izmir #TurkeyElections
Turkey Local Elections 2019: Mansur Yavas wins the race for Ankara, unofficial results show
1 Apr 2019
CHP's Mansur Yavas has been elected as the new mayor of Ankara, Turkey’s capital city, according to unofficial results. Yavas and AK Party's Mehmet Ozhaseki were the frontrunners in the race for Ankara. #TurkeyElections #MansurYavas #CHP
Vote recounting underway in 18 Istanbul districts – #TurkeyElections
Head of Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council, (YSK) says it is recounting votes in 18 districts of Istanbul following weekend local elections. Nationwide, the 57 million-strong electorate voted for representatives in 81 provinces and some 1,000 towns.
AK Party makes unexpected gains in predominantly Kurdish populated cities