Erdogan & AKP Keep Putting up Victory Posters in İstanbul...Where They Lost

Erdogan & AKP Keep Putting up Victory Posters in İstanbul…Where They Lost

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Istanbul (TM– Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) continues to hang banners claiming victory in İstanbul, which it has lost to the opposition nominee for mayor, according to the unofficial results of Sunday’s local elections. the Artı Gerçek news website reported on Tuesday.

“Thanks, İstanbul” read the posters, which were put up at several points in İstanbul after unofficial results declared the Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate, Ekrem İmamoğlu, the new mayor of İstanbul.

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The posters were first sighted yesterday and were removed after a public outcry and İmamoğlu’s reaction.

They were seen once again this morning in several districts. AKP circles had implicitly conceded defeat in İstanbul by declaring their intention to object to the results.

This post was originally written for and published by Turkish Minute and appears here with permission.