Democracy NOW!


Today is election day in Turkey.  The Prime Minister is not up for re-election, but his party is.  The three largest cities are Istanbul (over 14 million), Ankara (about 5 million) and Izmir (about 3.5 million).


Below is some reading from Turkish & International newspapers on the subject:

Turkey Politicians Make Final Push Before Local Elections, Wall Street Journal

Today’s elections set to overhaul country’s political landscape, Today’s Zaman

Turkey to receive results of local elections from Cihan news agencyToday’s Zaman

Over 50 million Turkish citizens to vote in tense ballot, Hurriyet Daily News

Looking back at Turkey’s local electionsHurriyet Daily News

LIVE: FEMEN shows up in Turkish PM Erdoğan’s constituency on election dayHurriyet Daily News

AKP faces tough test in Turkey’s local polls, AlJazeera

Opinion: Turkish local elections of international importance, Deutsche Welle


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