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Istanbul mayoral election exposes hate, resentment for Syrians in Turkey - Syria DirectSyriadirect - 2019-07-18 00:54
Preliminary results indicate AKP defeat in Istanbul mayoral re-rRûdaw - 2019-07-14 23:12
Istanbul Mayoral Elections: Could Result Threaten Turkish President Erdogan?Ibtimes - 2019-07-04 23:54
Istanbul Mayoral Election: Does Erdogan’s Loss Mean Democracy Will Be Restored? - The Organization for World PeaceTheowp - 2019-07-04 12:51
Turkey elections: Erdogan says Istanbul mayoral vote should be cancelled - The NationalThenational - 2019-06-27 22:34
With the Opposition Victory in Istanbul’s Mayoral Rerun, Is Turkey’s Future in Play?Worldpoliticsreview - 2019-06-27 16:36
Istanbul residents vote in mayoral re-run, in key test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan » Manila Bulletin NewsMB - 2019-06-27 15:41
Istanbul's candidates in re-run of mayoral election | WFTVWFTV - 2019-06-25 20:54
Turkish President Erdogan's Party Loses Big In Istanbul Mayoral Race | Jefferson Public RadioIJPR - 2019-06-25 14:42
Istanbul’s candidates in re-run of mayoral electionTherepublic - 2019-06-25 12:13
Istanbul voters turn out for mayoral election rerun as Erdogan bids to reverse defeat in Turkey's largest cityTelegraph - 2019-06-25 12:13
Istanbul residents vote in mayoral re-run, in key test for Turkish democracy and President Erdogan, Europe News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStraitstimes - 2019-06-25 11:04
Istanbul votes once again in key mayoral election re-run | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-06-25 11:04
Istanbul votes in crucial mayoral rerun | News | DW | 23.06.2019DW - 2019-06-25 11:04
Turkish President Erdogan's Party Loses Big In Istanbul Mayoral Race | WMRA and WEMCWMRA - 2019-06-25 09:36
Turkey's opposition wins rerun of Istanbul mayoral voteKurdiu - 2019-06-24 23:18
Istanbul mayoral vote: well-organised and transparent under tense circumstances - NewsroomCOE - 2019-06-24 20:06
Opposition Win in Istanbul's Mayoral Election Deals a Blow to Turkey's Erdogan [Video]Yahoo - 2019-06-24 19:05
Istanbul mayoral vote: Is ‘disastrous’ loss beginning of Erdogan’s end? - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-06-24 16:45
Mayoral elections Istanbul: Kurdish vote decisiveKurdish-European Society - 2019-06-24 14:59
PRESS RELEASE 25-24 / 06/2019Esslingen, 24 June 2019 Mayoral elections Istanbul: Kurdish... ...
CHP’s Imamoglu wins Istanbul’s mayoral pollWaar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won the do-over election in Istanbul, according to unofficial results. With total of 99.37% of ballots counted, Imamoglu won 54.03% of the votes, while ruli ...
Istanbul votes in mayoral re-run, in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan - CNAChannelnewsasia - 2019-06-24 01:39
Turkey’s opposition wins rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral electionE-Kurd - 2019-06-24 00:23
ISTANBUL,— The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party’s 25-year hold on Turkey’s biggest city ...
Polls close in Istanbul in re-run of mayoral raceFrance24 - 2019-06-23 23:42
Erdogan’s candidate defeated in controversial Istanbul mayoral electionIrishtimes - 2019-06-23 23:25
CHP’s Imamoğlu: The outcome not a "victory" but a "new beginning"ANF - 2019-06-23 22:45
According to unofficial results, Ekrem İmamoğlu of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has won the mayoral election repeated in Istanbul city today. ...
Preliminary results indicate AKP defeat in Istanbul mayoral re-runRûdaw - 2019-06-23 22:29
Preliminary results give CHP candidate Ekrem Imamoglu a 53.9% of the vote share ...
Istanbul Votes in Mayoral Election Re-Run | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-06-23 19:09
Sunday’s Istanbul mayoral race: a contest for Turkey | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-06-23 18:12
Vote counting begins in IstanbulANF - 2019-06-23 17:01
Polling clerks have started counting votes in Istanbul’s repeated mayoral election. ...
Istanbul, the Mayoral Election Rerun: A Turning Point for Democracy? - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2019-06-23 16:58
Voting ends in IstanbulANF - 2019-06-23 16:34
Polls closed in the mayoral election of Istanbul that has been repeated today after the cancellation demanded by the AKP regime that was defeated to CHP in 31 March election. ...
Istanbul votes in mayoral re-run, in test for Turkish democracy, ErdoganGulan Media - 2019-06-23 15:57
Istanbul mayoral election: vote a key test for ErdoganIrishtimes - 2019-06-23 15:13
"Istanbul election historic opportunity for victory over AKP"ANF - 2019-06-23 13:59
Today, the mayoral election in Istanbul is repeated. Mustafa Karasu of the KCK calls on the Kurdish population of the metropolis to high voter turnout in order to seize the historic opportunity to defeat the AKP/MHP. ...
Millions of Istanbul residents began voting in re-run of mayoral electionE-Kurd - 2019-06-23 13:30
ISTANBUL,— Millions of Istanbul residents began voting on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. In the initial March 31 vote, the opposition R ...
Istanbul votes: Polls open in mayoral election re-runRûdaw - 2019-06-23 13:18
Election authorities agreed to a rerun after the AKP disputed the outcome ...
Istanbul’s candidates in re-run of mayoral electionGulan Media - 2019-06-22 17:05
Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party says Ocalan’s call does not change strategy in IstanbulE-Kurd - 2019-06-21 17:44
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday its strategy of supporting the opposition in the Istanbul mayoral election has not changed despite a last-minute call from Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan for it to be n ...
Turkey: PKK leader calls for neutrality in Istanbul mayoral vote | News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-06-21 16:21
What Istanbul’s New Mayoral Elections Mean for Turkey’s FutureForeignaffairs - 2019-06-21 15:16
Erdogan's party fights to retake Istanbul in mayoral re-run vote - The Peninsula QatarThepeninsulaqatar - 2019-06-20 21:06
In Defense of Communism: Istanbul mayoral re-election: The stance of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)Idcommunism - 2019-06-20 18:51
'If we lose Istanbul, we lose Turkey': why the mayoral election is so critical to Erdogan's hold on power - The NationalThenational - 2019-06-20 16:51
Erdogan's Party Fights To Retake Istanbul In Mayoral Re Run VoteNewvision - 2019-06-20 15:40
The Quick Read… Turkey Calling 'Redo' on Istanbul’s Mayoral ElectionsYahoo - 2019-06-19 13:51
Istanbul mayoral candidates face off in rare debateRûdaw - 2019-06-17 08:54
Yildirim said the March 31 election had been “stolen” from him ...
Istanbul mayoral candidates to debate in rare TV face-offAl Monitor - 2019-06-12 20:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for vote redo in Istanbul mayoral election with Ekrem Imamoglu victory - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-06-04 21:44
Erdogan party defeated in Istanbul mayoral raceFrance24 - 2019-06-01 08:40
In blow to Erdogan, Turkish opposition declares victory in major mayoral races - Turkey - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-31 02:19
Kurdish votes will be kingmakers in Istanbul mayoral race - pollster | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-27 00:24
CNN Türk accused of cutting opposition mayoral candidate İmamoğlu interview | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-22 01:28
HDP Co-chair: Our fight on March 31 will continue on June 23ANF - 2019-05-19 20:07
"There can be no agreement with fascism," said HDP leader Sezai Temelli on the rerun of mayoral elections in Istanbul on 23 June. ...
How Istanbul’s mayoral elections are shaping the future of Erdoğan’s Turkey | Sinan Ulgen | Opinion | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-05-15 14:52
Is democracy dead in Turkey? The re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral race will tellBrookings - 2019-05-13 02:37
Istanbul’s mayoral election re-run will only make Erdogan weaker | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-05-12 00:12
FT: New mayoral elections in Istanbul will hurt TurkeyNEWS - 2019-05-08 20:57
Turkey election body orders re-run of Istanbul mayoral voteE-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 ...
YSK rules for a rerun of Istanbul mayoral electionANF - 2019-05-06 20:13
Gathering upon AKP’s request, Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) has made its final decision for Istanbul local election. ...
Istanbul mayoral election ripples reverberate far beyond Turkey's bordersRûdaw - 2019-04-27 13:12
Omens are not very good for the long term for Islamists ...
Electoral board will not certify Kurdish mayoral candidates previously dismissed by decree | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-24 00:21
For Erdoğan losing Istanbul means more than a mayoral seat - analysis | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-13 02:33
Erdoğan's AKP party seeks rerun of Istanbul mayoral election | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-04-12 21:29
Chicago Mayoral Election 2019: Voters to decide between Lori Lightfoot, Toni Preckwinkle in historic election [Video]Yahoo - 2019-04-03 18:44
Erdogan's party suffer surprise defeats in Turkish mayoral elections in three biggest citiesGulan Media - 2019-04-02 23:09
What do the Istanbul and Ankara mayoral elections mean for the opposition? | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-02 07:25
‘Votes Still Being Counted in Istanbul Mayoral Race’Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Votes are still being counted in the Istanbul metropolitan municipality race, said the mayoral candidate for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Monday. Binali Yildirim told reporters that invalid votes cast on Sunday outnumb ...
2.500 votes for the HDP cancelled in MuşANF - 2019-04-01 10:50
Muş HDP co-mayoral candidate Sırrı Sakık stated that 2.500 valid votes for the HDP have been cancelled and they will appeal against it. ...
Who will get the green light in Istanbul? Traffic crisis key issue in mayoral race | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-03-31 23:27
CHP mayoral candidate for Siverek taken into custodyANF - 2019-03-31 16:51
CHP mayoral candidate Fatih Bucak has been taken into custody in Siverek. ...
Turkey: AK Party Istanbul Candidate Votes In Local PollsWaar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Binali Yildirim, ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s mayoral candidate for Istanbul, cast his ballot in Turkey’s local elections in Istanbul on Sunday. The elections are “festivals” of democracy, Yildirim told reporters after casting h ...
Turkey: CHP Candidate For Ankara Votes In Local PollsWaar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Mansur Yavas, the mayoral candidate of the main opposition Republican People’s Party for the capital Ankara, cast his ballot in Sunday’s local elections in Ankara, Turkey. Speaking to reporters after voting, Yavas wished that election results ...
AK Party Ankara Candidate Votes In Turkish Local PollsWaar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Mehmet Ozhaseki, the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s mayoral candidate for the capital Ankara, cast his ballot on Sunday’s local elections in Ankara. Speaking to reporters after casting his ballot, Ozhaseki said everyone should res ...
Who will get the green light in Istanbul? Traffic crisis key to mayoral race | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-03-25 21:35
Voters wary as mayoral race for Turkey’s capital tightens | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-03-19 22:07
Diyarbakır mayoral candidates set for crucial local election contest | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-03-15 09:17
Turkey’s southeast cities “reborn” after mayoral purge - AA | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-03-13 16:39
HDP’s Temelli: Let’s give voice to Leyla GüvenANF - 2019-03-01 16:44
HDP co-chair, Sezai Temelli, was welcomed by a convoy of dozens of vehicles. He was met by Kars co-mayoral candidates Ayhan Bilgen and Şevin Alaca. ...
Turkey blocks Kurdish politician's mayoral bid in Batman cityKurdistan24 - 2019-02-23 01:52
HDP Ağrı Co-mayoral candidate jailedANF - 2019-02-15 15:55
HDP Ağrı Co-mayoral candidate who was detained in political genocide operations, has been jailed. ...
London mayoral race: Tories shortlist three candidates - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-02-03 06:50
Mainly Kurdish HDP to support CHP's mayoral candidate in Turkey’s Izmir | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-01 16:18
Turkey arrests Kurdish mayoral candidate, 21 other women ahead of electionsKurdistan24 - 2019-01-30 07:45
Pro-Kurdish party will not run mayoral candidates in Turkey's three largest cities | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-01-28 14:45
Pro-Kurdish HDP mayoral candidate, officials detained | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-01-14 01:13
In Pictures: Flood Destroys Civilians' Houses in SinjarBAS News - 2018-12-09 00:27
ERBIL - Saturday's heavy rains destroyed a dozen of civilians' houses in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar, an official said. Talking to BasNews, Khairi Ziban, a member of Sinjar mayoral council, said that a resident with three of his childr ...
Turkey's ruling party cuts deal with nationalist MHP on mayoral racesAl Monitor - 2018-11-29 03:45
Vote for democracy? Erdogan vows re-seizure of municipalities if HDP wins local electionsKoerdisch Instituut - 2018-10-10 22:16
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan vowed to seize municipalities in mainly-Kurdish provinces once again by appointing trustees immediately after upcoming local elections take place if Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) mayoral candidates come out of ballot bo ...
IS Kills Two Civilians near HawijaBAS News - 2018-09-11 16:46
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village near Hawija (some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk) overnight on Monday, killing at least two civilians. Mohammed Fayeq, former spokesperson for Tuz Khurmatu mayoral office, identified the victims ...
IS-Planted Landmine Kills Yezidi IDP Inside his HomeBAS News - 2018-07-23 15:37
ERBIL - A Yezidi IDP was killed on Monday in a landmine explosion while returning to his abandoned house after three years, an official said. Khairi Ziban, a member of Sinjar mayoral council, told BasNews that they identified the victim as Ibrahim Qolw, ...
Diyala: Iraqi Official Calls on Security Forces to Find his Abducted BrotherBAS News - 2018-06-27 15:02
ERBIL - The deputy head of the mayoral council of Mandali town in Diyala province, Raed Mandalawi has called on the Iraqi security forces to find his brother as he has been abducted by unidentified men since last week. Talking to reporters, the official ...
Mexico town's entire police force detained after murderBBC - 2018-06-25 02:33
Federal forces arrest 27 officers and their boss after a mayoral candidate is murdered in Michoacán. ...
Turkey’s ruling party leads in Istanbul mayoral elections - opinion poll | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-03-26 20:06
2,300 Yezidi IDPs Still Displaced for Hashd al-Shaabi Invasion of SinjarBAS News - 2018-02-25 20:37
ERBIL — Thousands of Yezidis are still living on mount Sinjar since their city has been invaded by the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen on October 16th. The head of Sinjar Mayoral Council Waisi Naif told BasNews that since Sinjar has been taken ...
Kifri: Curfew Imposed After Violent ProtestsBAS News - 2017-12-19 18:43
ERBIL — The local administration in Kifri district of Sulaymaniyah Province imposed a curfew after protests turned violent on Tuesday. The mayoral office of Kifri said in a statement that civilian movements across the city will be prohibited from 20:00 ( ...
Kurdish Official Survives Assassination in Mandali, DiyalaBAS News - 2017-12-02 10:56
ERBIL — The head of the mayoral council of Mandali town in Diyala province survived an assassination attempt on Friday, December 1. Azad Hameed Shafi, head of Mandali Mayoral Council, told BasNews that an improvised explosive device (IED) hit his car on ...
Kurdish Mayor of Daquq District in Kirkuk Deposed by Hashd Al-ShaabiBAS News - 2017-11-21 14:50
ERBIL — The mayoral council of Daquq district in southern Kirkuk removed the mayor of the district under the pressure of the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who took over the province on October 16. Ameer Khwakaram, Mayor of Daquq, told BasNews on Tu ...
Hashd Al-Shaabi Detonate 11 Civilian Houses in SinjarBAS News - 2017-11-19 11:14
SINJAR — Since the takeover of the Yezidi areas in Sinjar by Hashd al-Shaabi, acts of pillage, kidnapping and destroying houses have been on the rise. The head of Sinjar Mayoral Council Waisi Naif told BasNews that 11 houses have so far been detonated in ...