Istanbul – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces charges of his ruling party and a wider circle of his supporters on Monday when his candidate's defeat scale at Istanbul's mayoral table became clear.
Opposition candidate Eskem Imamoglu has become the winner of the mayoral election against Mr Erdogan's candidate, Binali Yildirim, according to preliminary results announced on Monday by Sadi Gwaven, head of the High Electoral Council, which confirms a major defeat for the ruling party .
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In the elections held on Sunday, Mr Imamoglu won 54% of the vote, compared with 45% for the opponent, Mr. Gwaven said. The victory for Mr Imamoglu was greater than in the March elections – he won by more than 800,000 votes, compared to a weak victory of 13,000 votes in the first vote – as was turnout – by one percentage point – 84 %.
Official results will be announced after the deadline for filing and handling complaints, but so far, the victory has been reported by commentators and politicians on all sides as a sign of indignation at the vote in the second ballot. 19659002] "Shamar of the People", Evrenselle, a leftist newspaper that often criticizes Erdogan, announced on the front page. "Istanbul made its choice," published the headlines in three major pro-government papers.
Complaints have already been built within Mr Erdogan's party after his loss in the March elections and the subsequent annulment of this vote.
Political According to analysts, Mr. Erdogan is likely to have a lower profile at home immediately after defeat.
"The big question is: will he ultimately stick to the ultranationalist alliance and will continue the paranoid state of security or will reverse the course and try the reform? "Said Asly Ajindasbas, senior research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
The biggest challenge for Mr Erdogan is a movement led by the former AKP, Mr Abdullah Gul, and former Finance Minister Ali Babacan, to form a breakaway party. Both support many of the AKP's ideals, especially conservative pro-market policies that have social support for the political base of the party's lower income
Erdogan is likely to seek changes, partly to weaken any challenge from the breakaway group, but it could destabilize his alliance with Delet Bahchel and the Party of Nationalist Movement, which he relies on to secure the presidency and the majority in parliament. The Istanbul mayor's race may seem relatively insignificant in the context of a national leader, but the stakes – and risks – for Mr Erdogan to move forward are high because his party relies on funding from supporters in the world of business and companies.
Now, not only did Mr. Erdogan lose access to this source, but Mr Imamoglu will also have access to documents that are likely to reveal details that could lead to uncomfortable retreat and wasteful costs.
Mr. Imamoglu tried to taste it during the 17 days he spent in the office before being forced to withdraw during the election. During this time, he discovered that Istanbul, the economic capital of Turkey, had dozens of cars at the disposal of the mayor and millions of budgets for the homes of officials even when the city sank into debt. Last year, due to charitable foundations run by members of Mr Erdogan's family, Turkish newspapers reported.
Progressive journalists are already trying to mitigate the mood by writing in the morning papers that Mr. Erdogan will turn to foreign policy to improve his image. This suggests that far from worsening his position after such a defeat, the president may present a more prominent attitude in discussions abroad.
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"Today the most common feeling among people are betrayal by their historical allies, USA, France, Great Britain. and Germany, "wrote Hakki Okal in the pro-government Daily Sabah. Taking up the new mayor's slogan, he writes, "Turkey has built this beautiful morning, believing that everything will be fine, and looks closely at its region."
Mr. Erdogan is likely to continue with the purchase of the Russian S400 missile system, despite US objections, said Ms. Aydintasbas, hoping President Trump would ease the blow by giving up sanctions or choosing the least stringent sanctions. In this equation he can give the Turkish leader the compromise he is seeking, "she said.
In Europe, Mr. Erdogan – who fired, cleansed and arrested tens of thousands of people from an unsuccessful coup in 2016 – will have to release some of the political prisoners who are in Turkey to improve relations "said Mrs. Ajdansbass.
Business leaders also advised Mr Erdogan that the release of detained journalists and civil society activists will facilitate the ties of the European Union, Bahadir Calleagasi, secretary general of Tusiad, an association of Turkish industry and business, said in one of the interviews  One of the most famous political prisoners Osman Kavala, a philanthropist, often called George Soros of Turkey, went to court Monday after 19 months of detention. He is accused of attempting to overthrow the government to support the popular protests in the Taksim Square in 2013.
One of the most striking voices in the presidential round, Colonel Hilal Kaplan, signaled that the political struggle for Turkey was by no means
The AKP may have lost Istanbul and several of Turkey's largest cities to the opposition Republican People's Party or CHP, she recalled, but last year won the presidential and parliamentary elections and the municipal elections in March – 52 to 54 %.
"Moving forward, we will be seeing the CHP leadership, which is trying to overcome management and management challenges with multiple partners," she wrote. – We will also see how AK The party will play the role of an opposition party in Istanbul. "
The anger of AKP members and former party supporters in the electoral disaster were obvious in the social media.
Kemal Ozturk, former columnist of the pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak, who has good ties in the government, said the personal interest in a round about Mr. Erdogan has come back to hurt them.
"They have done such evil things because they felt that everything acceptable for their little interests that were stained, they damaged the religion, the cause, and the faith of a vast community," he writes, "This is the real thing about we must be angry. The loss of Istanbul is small compared to that. "
Mustafa Yeneroglu, A.K.P. Legislator, posted on Twitter that "We have lost moral superiority."
"We can be hope again, since we do sincere self-criticism," he writes. "For this we have to give up the past and the myths and look to the future and the dreams of the youth; emphasis on rationality, superiority of law, separation of powers and fundamental rights. "