Signs of Democratic Life in Turkey
Erdogan tries to steal an election but creates a new rival.
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By The Editorial Board
June 23, 2019 3:43 pm ET
Good news is rare in Turkey these days, but on Sunday voters in Istanbul gave hope to the country’s beleaguered democrats. Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) won the mayoralty of Turkey’s largest city with about 54%. Former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, representing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), conceded Sunday evening. The president also congratulated the winner.
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