What’s the dimension of Türkiye's municipal elections?


Municipal elections are being held in Turkey on Sunday and this vote may outline the way forward for Turkish politics.
Voting will happen in all 81 provinces, however the true battle is for town of 16 million folks that’s the solely metropolis on two continents – Istanbul.

There’s a saying in Turkish politics: He who wins Istanbul wins Turkey. And that's why this vote is a take a look at for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Celebration. 5 years in the past it misplaced Istanbul to the opposition.

Cash is a significant component. Who controls huge cities additionally controls their budgets, improvement initiatives – and presumably the longevity of events.

There’s a lot at stake on this race – excessive inflation, political division and worldwide stress all play a job.

So, how would possibly the result change the nation's prospects within the years to return? And what path would possibly Türkiye take?

Presenter: James Baze


Ahmet Kasim Han – Professor of Political Science and Worldwide Relations at Beykoz College

Wehbi Baysan – Assistant Professor at Ibn Haldun College

Mehmet Celik – editorial coordinator at Day by day Sabah newspaper

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