"the local elections in Istanbul will be void and a new election shall be announced."
"Pure dictatorship, according to the opposition."
"Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and development party (AKP) suffered a stinging defeat in the Istanbulvalet in march."
"the Opposition raged over the decision."
"– It is illegal to win over the AK party, said Onursal Adigüzel, the vice president of the secular Republican people's party (CHP), told Reuters, and added:"
"– this system, which run over the will of the people and disregarding the law, is neither democratic nor legitimate. It is pure dictatorship."
"President Erdogan's AKP is losing power in the provinces of Ankara and Istanbul to the CHP in the local elections on march 31. In Istanbul differed only 13 000 votes between the parties – but the defeat was great. The AKP and its islamist representatives have controlled the two cities in 25 years. And Erdogan has previously said that a victory in Istanbul is that you have to prevail in the whole of Turkey."
"Shortly after the defeats, asked the AKP to the elections in the financial hub shall be voided and redone. Last Saturday, spoke to Erdogan for the first time in the issue."
"– There is a controversy here. There are inaccuracies here, it is also clear. Let us turn to the people to see what they have to say, and which outcomes it will we will accept it, said the president."
"Istanbul's newly appointed mayor, receiving the Highest electoral decision with a stoically calm. "
"Later, he described, however, the decision that"
"the Date for the early elections set for 23 June, reports the state-owned Turkish news agency Anatolia."