Sensational victory for opposition's Imamoglu. How strongman president reacts to second humiliation now the question in earthquake for Turkish politics.
Turkey tense ahead of controversial June 23 poll with strongman’s strategies for reclaiming the city seemingly failing at every turn.
If this Machiavellian survivor loses, things might soon entirely unravel in a snap election. If he wins, it might be at the cost of hugely tarnishing his democratic legitimacy.
MP asks finance minister Albayrak if he has asked the statistics institute to adjust consumer price rise figures in a “fictional” way. Adds that incorrect numbers would wrong millions of workers by restricting pay hikes.
Rating agency sees Erdogan administration as unwisely focused on near-term priority of “propping up economic activity at expense of eroding underlying resilience of economy and banking system to external shocks”.
Hits out at ousted mayor describing him as a “Gulenist”. Makes intervention after key figure urges Kurds to vote against ruling party candidate and following televised debate which some observers say did not go well for the president’s man.
Fall is worse than predicted. Analysts weigh up whether Turkey can avoid double-dip recession.