Turkey’s Erdoğan must choose between losing Istanbul and losing legitimacy
When Turkey’s opposition won some of the biggest municipalities in local elections on March 31, many analysts proclaimed the triumph of Turkish democracy.
The elections featured a much better organised opposition than before, and a still highly engaged electorate. They also showed that major political positions can still be won by opposition parties through elections, though President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) is trying to have the Istanbul results overturned.
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