Erdogan concedes local elections setback, calling results ‘turning point’ for his party

ER Editor: Turkey went to the polls in local elections this weekend, and Erdogan’s party was not able to wrest back control of major cities Istanbul and Ankara. A reminder that the western deep state have worked hard to have him ousted, including undermining the Turkish lira. In July 2016, the CIA attempted to assassinate him. In February of 2023, Turkey and Syria suffered from what was probably an artificially generated earthquake. And it wasn’t long ago that Erdogan was seen suddenly turning ill on TV and appearing to be weak getting out of a limousine thereafter. Word was that he, the real one, may no longer be around. 

See also these by Al Jazeera from yesterday

Turkey votes in local elections in test of Erdogan’s popularity

Turkey local elections: Opposition claims big city wins in blow to Erdogan

Some tweets —

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Erdogan concedes local elections setback, calling results ‘turning point’ for his party

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who leads the Justice and Development (AK) Party, conceded on Monday that his ruling alliance did not achieve the desired results from Sunday’s local elections, adding they would carry out self-criticism and address shortcomings.

“March 31 is not an end for us, but a turning point. The Turkish nation has conveyed its messages to politicians by using the ballot box in this March 31 municipal elections,” he told his supporters after partial results indicated major gains by opposition parties in the nationwide polls.

“Nine months after our victory in the May 14-28 elections, unfortunately, we could not get the results we wanted and hoped for in the local vote. As the AK Party and the People’s Alliance, we had intensively prepared for this election race just like the previous ones,” he added.

The Turkish president stressed, “We will open-heartedly analyse the results of the March 31 elections within our party and make our self-criticism boldly.”

Voting begins in Turkey's high-stakes local elections

“However, we will not disrespect our nation’s decision in any way. We will avoid being stubborn, acting against the national will, and questioning the judgment of our nation, as we have done so far,” he added.

The Sunday vote results dashed Erdogan’s hopes of regaining the municipalities in Istanbul and Ankara that the opposition had won in 2019.

The opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said it held on to Istanbul and Ankara in the elections while making gains in other traditionally AKP cities across the country.

(Source: Reuters)

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2 Comments on Erdogan concedes local elections setback, calling results ‘turning point’ for his party

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