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
Turkey's AK Party seeks full recount of votes in Istanbul
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.