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Turkey local elections: Setback for Erdogan as his party loses capital

Monday, April 1, 2019

The party of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost control of the capital, Ankara, in local elections in what is being seen as a setback to his 16 years in power. But both his AKP and the opposition claimed to have won the mayoralty of the largest city, Istanbul. Nationally, the president’s AKP-led alliance has won more than 51% of the vote in the municipal elections. “If there are…