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Local elections in Turkey : Erdogan's AKP threatens the loss of capital

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a threat in the local elections on Sunday, a painful defeat: Preliminary results, according to Islam-conservative government party, the AKP will lose the mayor's office in the capital, Ankara, to the secular opposition party CHP.

Also in the holiday high castle Antalya, the CHP takes over the helm. In the metropolis of Istanbul, the government had to tremble party. The reason for the losses of the ACP, especially the poor economic situation of Turkey with recession, rising unemployment, and loss of Value of the Lira.

In a first statement, Erdogan setbacks acknowledged, but stressed his party remains the strongest political force in the country. Turkey must now look to the future and particularly the economic care, the President said.

The loss of Power in the capital, Ankara, which has been ruled since 1994 by Islamic-conservative politicians, is a defeat with a high level of symbolic importance. The ACP had to give up in addition to Antalya, as well as half a dozen other cities and provinces to the CHP. In the 15-million metropolis of Istanbul, the AKP candidate Binali Yildirim was in the evening, according to official Figures, although 0.3 percentage points ahead of the CHP candidate Ekrem imamoğlu. However, imamoğlu, said that according to his own calculations, he was clearly in front. For unknown reasons, the authorities published in the evening no more results from CHP's strongholds in Istanbul.

The right Alliance loses votes, but held up

things went Better for the AKP in the Southeast Anatolian Kurdish area. There are many voters gave, apparently, the pro-Kurdish party HDP, the receipt for the severe destruction in the inner cities during fierce fighting between the Turkish army and the Kurdish terrorist organization PKK in the past few years. The Erdogan-AKP party was able to win several Eastern Anatolian cities and provinces.

In the country-wide average, the Alliance of the AKP and the right-wing party MHP votes, lost was able to maintain its majority. The Alliance was in the evening with a vote share of almost 52 per cent.; in the parliamentary election last year, the two parties had come together to 53.7 percent.

Before the election, Erdogan had threatened the opposition politicians Yavas and other political opponents, he'll let you in the event of an election victory to settle.

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Susanne Güsten

The President and the ACP were before the election on Sunday of the discontent of their followers aware of it. Well-known ACP representatives had summoned the voters to miss the party does not have to think about. He knew that many people were upset, wrote two years ago, Erdogan's deposed Ex-mayor of Ankara, Melih Gökcek, on Twitter. But in the election on Sunday it was a matter of the Survival of Turkey, therefore the people should forget their current Trouble. Apparently, many voters were not ready for it.

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