Cheating is to be reckoned with. In addition, is the dominance total in the media of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP. Dissident newspapers and tv channels have been shut down by the state or taken over by the fogligare figures.
Previously Gülenrörelsen been bundled up with kurdgerillan the PKK, despite the fact that they hate each other. All opponents of the regime are called terrorists and traitors.
Absolutely sure, Erdogan still not be on to keep the power in major cities such as Istanbul and Ankara, according to opinion polls. The kurdish party, the HDP, have formed a front with the old secular CHP and endorsed its candidates.
south-east of Turkey hope the HDP to re-defeat the AKP. Maybe it doesn't matter. After the last local elections, the government allocated dozens of HDP's mayor. Several thousand members of the party have been detained.
Their fate is shared by the 80 000 people who have been accused of involvement in the mysterious coup attempt in 2016, which Erdogan blames on exilpredikanten Fethullah Gülen. Tens of thousands of state employees have been fired.
conspiracy theories. Previously Gülenrörelsen been bundled up with kurdgerillan the PKK, despite the fact that they hate each other. Is is also on a corner. All opponents of the regime are called terrorists and traitors.
But the plot should now have started already in 2013, when a popular movement tried to stop Erdogan's galleriabygge in Geziparken in Istanbul. And the jewish billionaire George Soros is said to stand at the forefront of it all.
have brakat together. Turkey's gdp is shrinking, while inflation is sky-high. Erdogan loads, of course, not itself, but the international intrigmakare and speculators.
the Constitution has been rewritten to make Erdogan the almighty. A local elections does not change the reality. But democracy's friends in all cases have the chance to express their opposition.