Setback for Erdogan as Opposition Makes Huge Gains in Turkish Elections

Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), achieved significant victories in Sunday’s local elections. Incumbent Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu and Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavas retained their seats, marking a major setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The CHP won in 36 provinces, gaining 37% of the votes nationwide. Erdogan acknowledged the defeat, vowing to learn from the voters’ message.

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