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Erdogan’s party tastes worst defeat in Turkiye’s local elections

09:34 AM | 1 Apr, 2024
Erdogan’s party tastes worst defeat in Turkiye’s local elections
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ISTANBUL – Turkey's key opposition party makes comeback, claiming major victories in the key cities of Istanbul and Ankara in the latest local elections.

The unexpected results are setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who aimed to regain control of these cities less than a year after winning a third term as country's president.

Erdogan's party candidate faced defeat in his hometown against secular party leader who won with over 50pc margin.

The recent blow marks the first time in Erdogan's 21-year rule that his party has been defeated in local election. In capita Ankara, opposition mayor Mansur Yavas also bagged a decisive victory with around 60 percent of the vote.

Republican People's Party is also on track to win in other major cities like Izmir, Bursa, Adana, and Antalya.

Turkish President Erdogan called it a turning point rather than an end for his party, promising to respect the electorate's decision.

The election results were commended as a major change by opposition party leader, Ozgur Ozel, who praised voters for choosing a new political climate. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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