TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on APR. 01

Turkish dailies on Tuesday widely cover Sunday's local elections and the contesting of the results in some provinces. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with President Abdullah Gul is also covered.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on APR. 01

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Turkish dailies cover Sunday's local elections and the contesting of the results in some provinces. They also cover Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with President Abdullah Gul.

Turkey's ruling AK Party leads the polls after Sunday's local elections.

However, results are contested in the capital city Ankara and the northwestern Turkish city of Yalova. CHP also asked for a recount for Yalova where it appears that the AK Party won by a single vote.

In Ankara, the main opposition Republican People’s Party's (CHP) Mayoral Candidate Mansur Yavas asked for a recount, declaring himself the winner.

"The longest election" says Daily Milliyet meaning the results were announced late and there are many objections to the results mainly from the opposition CHP.

It also reported that CHP lost some strongholds in the Black Sea region, Artvin and Ordu provinces; and the provinces of Antalya and Mersin in the Mediterranean region.

Daily Haber Turk headlined "Electoral turnout record of last 20 years, 89.1%". It reported that 42,219,800 citizens voted breaking a twenty year record. The daily also mentioned about the struggle in Ankara between AK Party's candidate and current mayor Melih Gokcek and CHP's Mansur Yavas who were neck and neck.

Erdogan has received about 45 percent of the national vote in the elections. He has run in 7 elections.

"Ankara scandal" headlined daily Cumhuriyet, reporting CHP's claims about votes in Ankara. CHP says the votes were counted and written into the Supreme Election Board (YSK) system incorrectly.

The daily claims that the votes could not have been counted in first 24 hours.

"Ready for presidential palace" says daily Vatan referring to Erdogan's potential nomination for the presidency.

Last Mod: 01 Nisan 2014, 12:22
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