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#Istanbul #Reelection Today- ~6 hrs left to polls closing. High stakes. Hoping for a smooth, Democratic & peaceful process. It will be an intense evening count. I’ll report updates periodically. Reporting on the ground from #Turkey @sibeledmonds
#IstanbulReelection- 39 Districts, 10,560,963 Votes. That’s a lot of votes to count! Down to 2 Mayoral candidates: Ruling Party #AKP candidate Yıldırım vs Main Opposition Party #CHP Candidate İmamoğlu. Polls will close at 5:00 pm here (in ~6 hours).
Over 1/3 of #Turkey’s population lives in #Istanbul. A good chunk of national GDP & many many billion dollars District budget for the elected #Mayor. #AKP lost in mayoral elections of biggest cities: #Ankara, #Izmir & #Antalya, with #Istanbul as the “hottest tamale” TBD today.
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#Breaking: Just in - Turkish president Erdogan's party the #AKP has lost in #Istanbul! And The party leader of #CHP, Kemal #Kılıçdaroğlu has declared his victory. #TurkeyVotes

The CHP party has won in major key cities in Turkey.

#Izmir
#Ankara
#Istanbul
#Update: To give a perspective the #AKP party has won every mayoral election in over 45 years in #Istanbul in #Turkey... This is a huge blow to Turkish president Erdogan's party.
#Update: Ekrem İmamoğlu the new Mayor of the party #CHP in #Istanbul, is considered to be an major victory according to LGBT groups and feminists in #Turkey for equality and freedoms. #TurkeyVotes
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Preliminary observations on #TurkeyElections:
1) The opposition (#Nation bloc) making major gains, including the capital Ankara & Antalya.
2) HDP proved to be kingmakers - swayed votes to the #Nation bloc.
3) AKP losing significant votes & mayors to its #Peoples bloc partner MHP.
Preliminary prediction on #TurkeyElections: AKP cadres have seen that #Erdoğan's strategy of framing the elections around the theme "existential threat" has backfired, and will start complaining of losing votes, municipalities, & spoils to their ultranationalist partner #MHP.
Of #Turkey's 12 largest cities, the opposition is winning at least 7: #Ankara, #İzmir, #Adana, #Antalya, #Mersin, #Eskişehir, & #Diyarbakır. The largest city #Istanbul is a toss-up! #Bursa, too, is too close to call. AKP is losing Turkey's economic power houses. #TurkeyElections
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🇹🇷 Elections locales en #Turquie dans un climat économique très dégradé par rapport aux présidentielles et aux législatives de juin 2018. economist.com/europe/2019/01…
🇹🇷 Dans ce contexte, l'opposition espère faire basculer plusieurs villes majeures :

➡️#Ankara, où @mansuryavas06 du #CHP (centre-gauche laïque) semble bien placé pour l'emporter
➡️#Istanbul, où @ekrem_imamoglu (CHP) est au coude-à-coude dans les sondages avec @BA_Yildirim (AKP)
🇹🇷 La troisième ville du pays, #Izmir, est un bastion du CHP et devrait le rester, mais l'opposition CHP+İYİ (nationaliste laïque) espère aussi gagner les grandes métropoles d'#Adana, #Bursa ou #Antalya et de nombreuses villes moyennes.
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Living through first local elections in #Turkey After 32 years!!! The dynamics & methods are so different than US- In some ways cute & funny. Every 15 min Painted vans blasting music for each different party passing by my house!!! My dog’s been going nuts for the past 14 days!!!
The District Head showed up at my door this morning (at 8!)- gave me all the documentations and location for info for the voting boots. I am so Not used to this. Very interesting. Very different!!!
When compared with USA the cost of running for office is sooooo much lower. TV spots not in the equation. Volunteers, a few painted-postered vans making rounds, and yes: music, music, music.
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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1-Yunan ordusu, Pasaport’tan karaya çıkmış, #İzmir Metropoliti Hrisostomos, "evlatlarım, ne kadar Türk kanı içerseniz, o kadar sevaba girersiniz" diyerek, yere kapanmış, ilk ayak basan Yunan albayının çizmelerini öpüyordu...

#9Eylül
2-İnce, uzun boylu, siyah takım elbiseli bir delikanlı fırladı ortaya, aniden...
Elinde revolver! Bastı tetiğe..

Anladılar ki, tek kişi! Sarıverdiler etrafını, ilk süngüyü iman tahtasına sapladılar, sonra neresine denk gelirse, orasına..

Şehit olmuştu, Hasan Tahsin.
3- İstanbul Hükümeti, "bu tür şayialara ehemmiyet vermeyin" diyordu, hálá...

"Teori ile pratiğin kesiştiği insan" ise kararını vermişti... 

"Vakit tamam" dedi, "Anadolu’ya geçiyoruz..."

Böyle başladı macera.
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#BREAKING : US Treasury Sanctions #Turkish Officials with Leading Roles in Unjust Detention of U.S. #PastorAndrew Brunson

home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
#US Treasury’s #OFAC took action today targeting #Turkey’s Minister of Justice #AbdulhamitGul and Minister of Interior #SuleymanSoylu, both of whom played leading roles in the organizations responsible for the arrest and detention of #PastorAndrew Brunson.
These officials serve as leaders of #Turkish government organizations responsible for implementing #Turkey’s serious human rights abuses, and are being targeted pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818.
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