Turkey Holds Local Elections


Mustafa Sarigul, candidate of the Republican Peoples Party running... News PhotoBallot Box,Candidate,Community,District,Election,Government,Holding,Horizontal,Istanbul,Politics,Prime Minister,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Referendum,Scandal,Strategy,Struggle,Town Hall,Voting,Voting BallotPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Alexander KoernerISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Mustafa Sarigul, candidate of the Republican Peoples Party (CHP) running for the Istanbul city hall, casts his ballots in the Sisli district of Istanbul, during the first round of the local elections on March 30, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.The nationwide municipal elections held today are seen as a referendum on Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's tenure as he struggles to survive recent scandals. The candidate who wins the city hall vote could be a leading candidate into the presidential vote in six months and parliamentary polls next year. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)