The defeats of the AKP in the Turkish cities for President Erdogan, a strong symbolic meaning, says ARD-correspondent Oliver Mayer-Rüth. you could even usher in his political end, he believes.
tagesschau24: It was a dramatic choice. The AKP President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains the strongest force, but loses in the big cities, for example, in the capital, Ankara. What is the estimate?
Oliver Mayer-Rüth: symbolically of great importance that the AKP after more than 20 years of loses to the government, with its predecessor party, in Ankara. In the capital, the presidential Palace, Erdogan must now govern, so to speak, from his Palace - with the awareness that the inhabitants of this capital are actually, in the majority of people are against his policy.
in addition, 5.4 million people live in Ankara, a number that has a certain significance for the whole country.
AKP loses Ankara: Oliver Mayer-Rüth, ARD Istanbul, with an evaluation
tagesschau24 12:00 PM, 01.04.2019
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