"Turkish prosecutors have initiated 32 investigations of allegations of irregularities in the local elections in Istanbul on march 31. Representatives of the 100 polling stations suspected, and has been called in for questioning, according to the state news agency Anatolia."
"President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's islamist AK-party has requested the elections in the financial hub Istanbul will be voided and redone. The party lost power in the capital Ankara and in Istanbul to the secular Republican people's party (CHP) in the momentous choice. This since the AK party and its islamist representatives governed the towns in 25 years."
"Erdogan has been criticized in its internal policy for the economic deterioration in the situation and from some places even for the handling of human rights issues and for all the more puffed up and authoritarian tendencies."