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Gunnar Jonsson: Erdogan is forcing Istanbul to vote on and vote right

Everything was rigged in favour of president Erdogan's AKP. Not enough that the party has governed Istanbul in a quarter century, and sits on the power all the switches. Freedom of expression in Turkey is also an illusion, because the dissident media have bommats again and the state has total control over the tv offer.

borgmästarvalet in Istanbul for five weeks ago, albeit barely. Solution? The city will have to vote again, on 23 June. The justification, that some election officials were not approved, apparently something krystad. The claim that the embattled opposition thereto would have managed to cheat and bribe their way to victory falls on its absurdity.

How Erdogan and the AKP for years has rewarded the loyal companies with public contracts, and penalized the non-reliable, had certainly been an interesting history to dig into.

The cancelled the result had two main reasons. Both underestimated the AKP obviously dissatisfaction with the critical economic situation in Erdogan's policies have led to. Both decided the kurdish party, the HDP, in order to stand behind the larger, secular CHP's candidate Ekrem Imamoglu.

Erdogan to voters ' judgment not went to accept, Istanbul is too important. It's the president's home and the country's economic heart. But the opposition had also promised to start an independent audit of the city accounts. How Erdogan and the AKP for years has rewarded the loyal companies with public contracts, and penalized the non-reliable, had certainly been an interesting history to dig into.

Turknationalisterna in the MHP, Erdogan's partners in the parliament in Ankara, gave kind assistance in the campaign for election. Both of their alliance forged now than closer.

happens, the constitution gives him limitless powers, Turkey's democracy has been relegated to the shadows. And if the submissive Istanbul doesn't obey orders in the early elections, it is, well, just vote again.

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