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7th Jul 2020

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Erdogan's party loses political control of big Turkish cities

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in municipal elections on Sunday, with the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Mansur Yavas reportedly winning a clear victory. Results in Istanbul were too tight to call a winner without a recount. Nationally, Erdogan's AKP-led alliance, however, won more than 51 percent of the vote.

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Agenda

Budget talks shift gear This WEEK

European Council president Charles Michel is expected to present his compromise proposal on the EU's long-term budget and the recovery fund to national capitals in the second half of the week.

Facial-recognition moratorium back on EU agenda

Members of the committee on civil liberties widely supported a moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement purposes, just after the EU data watchdog backed earlier this week the ban on this technology in public spaces.

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