Drive to rerun Istanbul election is a risk for Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Source:Financial Times Date:17Apr2019

Some political analysts think senior AKP figures are serious about wanting a new contest. The opposition claims they are buying time while hiding some of the skeletons that have gathered over 25 years in charge of Turkey’s largest — and richest — city.
Some political observers warn that the Turkish president should be careful what he wishes for. A new vote, they say, would not only risk undermining his oft-repeated mantra that the ballot box is the country’s “honour”. It could also easily backfire.