President Erdogan’s party suffers humiliating defeat

AUTHORITARIAN Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party suffered a humiliating defeat in Istanbul’s controversial rerun mayoral election today.

Former prime minister Benali Yildirim conceded defeat to Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu.

Mr Yildirim appeared on state television shortly after 7pm local time (5pm GMT) to congratulate his opponent Mr Imamoglu for his victory.

The news sparked celebrations across the country with the result a...
source: Morning Star Online

2019-06-23 20:53
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