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The Turkish Erdogan promises to listen to the "messages" of the people after the defeat

On his first public appearance since a devastating defeat in a re-election to mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Tuesday to learn lessons and make adjustments in line with "people's messages". Erdogan again congratulated the opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, who received 54.21% of the vote as mayor of Istanbul on Sunday in Istanbul, before the legislature …

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Suspected spy of the United Arab Emirates kills in the Turkish prison

Copyright AFP Caption The suspect was arrested in Silivri Prison on the outskirts of Vladivana Istanbul One of two men arrested two weeks ago by Turkey on suspicion of espionage for the United Arab Emirates has been killed in prison, prosecutors say. The suspect identified as Zaki Hasan was found suspended in his cell in Silivri Prison, west of Istanbul, …

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Leader of the Turkish opposition party sure after the crowd attacks him

FILE PHOTO: Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), welcomes his supporters during a rally for the upcoming local elections in Istanbul, Turkey, March 24, 2019. REUTERS / Huseyin Aldemir / File Photo ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The leader of the largest opposition party in Turkey was attacked on Sunday by several screaming men before the security …

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The Turkish economy is spinning as the AKP demands new elections from Erdogan

This is "a source of pressure on the currency as it increases the risk that the government will continue to be distracted from the election" at a time when Ankara should provide information "for more details about the tax program to increase net expenditures (foreign) "foreign exchange reserves", transparency around the recapitalization of the banking sector and inflation figures needed …

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Elections in Istanbul: The Turkish ruling party wants a new vote

Relying on "organized irregularities", the party has for weeks been contesting the results of the March 31 elections, which appear to have lost with a gossamer edge. "There are clear and organized irregularities and electoral fraud," said AKP Vice-Chairman Ali İhsan Yavuz. "There is only one body to answer the questions, it is the Supreme Electoral Council, and their decisions …

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The Turkish AK rulers are bad losers, says election winner Imamoglu

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media signature Ekrem Imamoglu says the AK party's behavior is rude Istanbul is currently a city with parallel realities. In daily press conferences – and on his Twitter biography – Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition CHP party says he's the new mayor. Preliminary election results have shown that last weekend, he won …

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Erdogan suffers major setbacks in local elections in major Turkish cities

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Tayyip Erdogan suffered an impressive setback in local elections when his ruling AK party lost control of the capital, Ankara, for the first time since the party's founding in 2001, and was on course biggest price of losing everything, Istanbul. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics 16 years since he came to power and ruled his …

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