Turkey’s ruling party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city’s mayoral election, latest results show.
The candidate for the main opposition party, Ekrem Imamoglu, won 54% of the vote with nearly all ballots counted.
He won a surprise victory in March which was annulled after the ruling AK party complained of irregularities.
His opponent, ex-PM Binali Yildirim, has conceded. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated the winner.
Source: Istanbul mayoral re-run: Erdogan’s ruling AKP loses again – BBC News
A day before a Muslim terrorist staged an attack on the British Parliament, Turkish president, Tayyip Erdogan, warned Europeans to capitulate to Turkey’s demands or face terrorism.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude towards Turkey, his latest salvo in a row over campaigning by Turkish politicians in Europe.
Turkey has been embroiled in a dispute with Germany and the Netherlands over campaign appearances by Turkish officials seeking to drum up support for an April 16 referendum that could boost Erdogan’s powers.
Source: Erdogan warns Europeans ‘will not walk safely’ if attitude persists | Reuters