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Istanbul erupts into celebration after landmark victory for opposition party

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Tens of thousands of people celebrated on the streets of Istanbul as main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed a decisive victory in the city’s re-run election. Imamoglu's win dealt one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promises a new beginning in the country's largest city. The election was Istanbul's second in three months after results of an initial March vote were scrapped. Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the secularist Republican People's Party (CHP), was leading with 54% of votes versus 45% for Erdogan's AK Party (AKP) candidate, with more than 99% of ballots opened



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Well, the people definitely know their beats.

Author — Deep Lama

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Turks chose justice, democracy, secularism ❤

Author — Michelangelo

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I'm Happy for Turkey! I love Turkey ! FROM NYC !

Author — Niko PRO

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Congratulations to the people of Istanbul

Author — Fredrick Smith-something.

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We're bad with all the countries because of Erdoğan and now greeting messages from all countries. This make me happy) We are a secular and democratic country and never change.

Author — Black Eagle

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Haydin bakalim birseyleri degistirme zamani time to change something:)

Author — Robin Hood

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I hope all goes well for the people of Turkey. Expect foul play from Erdogan and his henchmen.

Author — z4k

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Tebrikler Turkey!
Heartening to hear Mustafa Kemal's chants!
What is the complete Turkish slogan that these people are singing? (Mustafa paşa ....)

Author — Sana Chaudhary

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Wonderful news! Congratulations Istanbul!

Author — TheReubstar

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Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Oh Constantinople
Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night

Author — Armada

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I had the privilege of going to Istanbul and other parts of Turkey when my dad was stationed in İncirlik. Absolutely beautiful country and great people and culture. Although the traffic lights were decorations lol. But very happy for this victory for the people of Turkey!

Author — Chris Loe

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49 Atatürk düşmanı sevmemiş bu videoyu

Author — Antstorm

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Soon he will win 🇹🇷🇹🇷
Big respect and love towards u guys from Indonesia 🇮🇩❤🇹🇷
Ekrem Imamoglu is ❤❤
Erdoğan is 🙉
HAIL IMAMOGLU!🇹🇷🇹🇷

Author — Satya Wirasena Japutra

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What Will Avengelist Do Next Now Huh ?!! Türk Changed The Worlds Future AS ALWAYS ! 🇹🇷♥️☀️

Author — Kağan Mutlu

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☯ JUBILEE! 🎵🎵 Do You Hear the People Sing! LuvQ'all! 🌈Rainbow Warriors

Author — Omegaperfectstorm !

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Things will go back to normal. Turkey is going to be what it originaly was. Laïc and democratic

Author — MrCurtN

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June 2018 - Revenge of the Sith (Erdogan becomes a dictator and got re-elected)
April 2019 - A new Hope (Imamoglu wins Istanbul with a small margin)
May 2019 - Erdogan strikes back (Supreme electoral body of Turkey orders re-election)
June 2019 - RETURN OF THE IMAMOGLU

Author — Armada

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Would be such a beatiful country with democracy

Author — snowyCS

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I mean is this really surprising considering there was literally a coup on him

Author — C D

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I’m so happy for my mother land I wish I was there to celebrate greetings from Australia

Author — Down2Earth 123