A Tumultuous Turkish Election
June 26, 2018
Written by Daniel Metz
ISTANBUL – Late Sunday night, after the polls closed and election officials started opening ballot boxes and counting votes, nearly every television in Beşiktaş, a neighborhood in central Istanbul that is a stronghold district for the main opposition party, was turned to Fox. The news channel, which many consider to be one of the last opposition outlets still on the air, was live streaming election results as the country’s only wire service Anadolu Agency sent in vote counts.
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