Turkey's leader vows to heed 'messages' of Istanbul election

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on June 25, 2019
Addressing legislators from his ruling party in Parliament, Erdogan again congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu who garnered 54.21% of the vote in Istanbul on Sunday to become Istanbul's mayor. Erdogan had previously congratulated Imamoglu in a tweet.
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Published on June 24, 2019 -  02:25
Blow to Turkey's Erdogan as opposition wins big in Istanbul
Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the secularist Republican People's Party (CHP) and Turkey's main opposition, claimed a decisive victory on Sunday in Istanbul's re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising a new beginning in the country's largest city. CHP supporters expressed their excitement over the win and Imamoglu's rival AK party candidate Binali Yildirim said his wish was for Imamoglu 'to serve Istanbul well'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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