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    Turkish Officials Order New Istanbul Vote

    The opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is crying foul after Turkey’s electoral board overturned its recent success at the ballot box in Istanbul, where CHP member Ekrem Imamoglu was declared mayor last month. The March 31 race handed the CHP a narrow victory over President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, which filed a complaint alleging “irregularities.” A new vote will be held June 23.

    Why does Istanbul matter? The country’s largest city is the powerhouse of an economy that’s currently in recession — as well as a potential bellwether for Erdoğan’s broader grip on power.

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