Stunning landslide rejection of Erdogan’s party as Istanbul elects its new mayor

By Thomas Lifson:

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Islamist president of Turkey, attained national office after first serving as mayor of Istanbul, the mega-city that contains roughly 20% of the population of Turkey and which accounts for a third of that nation’s GDP. Now the city that birthed his national career has rejected the his party’s candidate for mayor in a stinging rebuke.

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