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Turkey’s Democratic Credentials Pushed to The Limit

The dubious decision to cancel the March 31 Istanbul mayoral election win by opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu, in the absence of compelling evidence that the vote was not free or fair, has interfered with the democratic right of millions of voters. Expand A banner widely displayed around Istanbul in April shows President Erdoğan and his candidate for mayor, Binali Yıldırım, with the words "Thank you Istanbul” even though opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu won the March 31 municipal election. Istanbul, April 2019. © 2019 Human Rights Watch On May 6, Turkey’s Higher Election Board cancelled…

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