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Turkish Opposition Party Takes Control In Istanbul Amid Election Re-Run Appeals

WorldNews Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Turkish Opposition Party Takes Control In  Istanbul Amid Election Re-Run AppealsTurkey’s main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, but the new head of the country’s largest city still faces an appeal for the vote to be re-run, Reuters reports. The final result of the March 31 local elections gave a wafer-thin majority to the secularist opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey’s commercial hub, ending 25 years of control by the AK Party (AKP) and its Islamist predecessors. The loss is especially hard for Erdogan, who launched his political career in Istanbul as mayor in the 1990s and has triumphed in more than a dozen parliamentary, presidential and local polls since...
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