Erdogan’s defeat in Istanbul shows opposition’s changing tactics
Source:Financial Times Date:24Jun2019
Is this the beginning of the end?
Mr Imamoglu’s victory underlines the success of a change in tactics by the CHP. For years, the party was unable to shake off its reputation for aggressive secularism and staunch nationalism. This was alienating to the AKP’s pious base as well as to members of the large
Crucially, the CHP worked with others, including a Kurdish-dominated party, to form an alliance that could mount a serious challenge to the AKP and its allies. They were given a helping hand by deep economic woes, which shattered the AKP’s image as a guarantor of rising prosperity and jobs.Kurdish majority.