Istanbul: İmamoğlu ends 25 years of AKP rule in massive blow to Erdoğan

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This Sunday, the controversial rerun of Istanbul’s elections took place. In the last vote, the AKP and the CHP’s candidates were split by a slim margin of only 13,000 votes. This time around, in what is seen by many as a ‘victory for democracy’, the opposition, CHP, won by 800,000 votes, marking a massive loss for Erdogan who once said “whoever wins Istanbul wins Turkey’.

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