İzmir’s election 2014

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Semi-safe CHP mayoralty
AK Party target

The structure of Turkish local government was radically changed ahead of this election.

Before 2014, a municipality’s borders did not necessarily overlap with the borders of its host province. Often the biggest municipality covered only the province’s central district (coloured teal on the map), which tended to correspond to the main urban area.

For the 2014 election, municipal borders in Turkey’s 30 largest provinces — known as büyükşehir — were enlarged to overlap precisely with the province borders.

This added all other districts in the province (coloured grey on the map) and new demographic to the electoral roll. People living in smaller towns, villages and rural areas found themselves voting for the main city’s mayor — in addition to their existing local mayor — for the first time.

stone-olddis Old districts  2,560,365 voters

Izmir voters: old district

stone-olddis New districts in 2014 470,097 voters


All districts in 2014 3,030,462 voters
1 figure = 50,000 voters. All numbers correct on 1 March.
2009 results by district type


Mayor before the election

Aziz Kocaoğlu (CHP)

Province assembly, 2009
AK Party
Predicted 2014 result

CHP expected to hold

2014 mayoral result
CHPAziz Kocaoğlu (incumbent) [ELECTED]1,308,13449.6
AK PartyBinali Yıldırım947,51635.92
MHPMurat Taşer210,2727.97
HDPPınar Türk - Osman Özçelik (joint ticket)88,7973.37
SPMehmet Ali Özüdoğru13,8130.52
DPOsman Varol4,5590.17

Other parties


Invalid votes




Registered voters

Other 2014 Büyükşehir elections


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