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Local elections in Turkey: Opposition claims victory in major cities, including Istanbul

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Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in Istanbul to celebrate the results. They lit torches and waved the national flag.

Meanwhile, in a speech from the balcony of the presidential palace, Erdoğan admitted that his party had lost an 'influential position' across the country. He also said that he will self-evaluate and correct any mistakes.

The president, who has been in power in Turkey since 2002, said in his speech, “We will correct our mistakes and correct our mistakes.”

Earlier, Imamoglu won the position of mayor of Istanbul in the local government elections held in 2019. The defeat of the candidate of the ruling party at that time was a blow to President Erdoğan's personal life. He was born and raised in this city. Erdoğan also served as the mayor of the city in the 1990s.
Yesterday's vote results were seen as a fresh blow to President Erdogan, who is focused on regaining lost control of the AK Party in urban areas.

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