Date(s) the 04/04/2019
Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Mersin, Aydin, Adana, Dyarbakir and dozens of other cities were conquered by the democratic opposition - social democrats of the CHP and Kurds of Adeph - in the local elections of 31 March.
"An extraordinary result" said Piero Fassino, who added: "Despite resorting to unscrupulous use of the media and any form of abuse, Erdogan suffered his first real defeat. Democratic Turkey looks up and makes its voice heard. Now we must support the many elected Democratic mayors, ensuring that Erdogan respects popular will and electoral results and does not prevent elected mayors from administering the conquered cities ”.