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Turkey’s ruling party demands recount in Istanbul mayor election

Turkey’s ruling party demands recount in Istanbul mayor election

Irishexaminer - 2019-05-14 09:10

Turkey’s ruling party demands recount in Istanbul mayor election - Irishexaminer

Erdogan′s AKP party demands full vote recount in Istanbul | News | DW | 07.04.2019

DW - 2019-05-18 21:45

Turkey's ruling AKP files second request to cancel Istanbul mayor

Alaraby - 2019-05-18 21:45

Families continue to resist in Amed and Istanbul

ANF - 2019-05-16 16:39
Families of prisoners on hunger strikes and death fasts in Istanbul and Amed continue their protests. The families support their children’s demands despite police interventions. ...

Turkey’s ruling AKP manipulates election outcomes in Kurdish South-east, leaves municipalities broke

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-13 22:33
The big question in the Kurdish-majority municipalities in the south-east of Turkey was whether the candidates for the leftist Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which won the most votes in the local elections on 13 March 2019, would be acknowledged as the ...

Turkey’s Erdogan calls for annulment of Istanbul election – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-05-12 06:17

Turkey’s ruling party demands recount in Istanbul mayor election -

Independent - 2019-05-08 20:57

‘Decision to rerun Istanbul elections based on law’

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said late Monday that the decision to rerun local elections in Istanbul was taken on the basis of law and everyone should respect it. In a written statement, the ministry said the March 31 local elections were observe ...

Istanbul Revote Decision ‘Important Step For Democracy’

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called the country’s top election body’s decision for a do-over election in Istanbul an “important step in strengthening Turkey’s democracy”. “We see this decision of the Turkish Supreme Electi ...

Turkey election body orders re-run of Istanbul mayoral vote

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s top election body ordered a re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election on Monday after the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complained about its shock defeat in the vote, the state news agency reported. The winner of the election, E ...

KCK on Ocalan’s Message: Demands of the Resistance Not Met

BAS News - 2019-05-07 13:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the umbrella group which includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has responded to a message sent out by the jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan from his prison on Turkey’s Imrali island, saying that their demands ...

Turkey’s ruling party risks sacrificing its unity for Istanbul | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-07 00:49

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan meets lawyers for first time since 2011

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish leader of Turkey’s militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. “This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting last ...

Turkey’s ruling party changing meaning of legitimacy - analysis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-01 13:27

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Turkey's ruling party comes under fire on social media over attack against opposition leader | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-22 09:48

Turkey’s electoral Council confirms ban on Kurdish elected officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported. The council, known by its Turkish initials YSK, last week decide ...

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...