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Ekrem Imamoglu spoke to supporters last month after he was declared the winner of the Istanbul mayor's race. The country's election authority has now announced that the race must be rerun, according to state media. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed victory in Istanbul's mayoral race even as results are still being reviewed. The city is where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his political career in the 1990s. Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People hold placards with hashtag #FREEDENIZ to protest the detention of German journalist Deniz Yucel in front of Turkish embassy in Berlin on Feb. 28, 2017. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tensions Escalate Between Turkey And Germany

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to his supporters as he arrives to commemorate the one year anniversary of the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, in Istanbul, Saturday. Pool Photo/AP/AP hide caption

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A mosaic of images from NASA's Aqua satellite taken on May 29 shows an ongoing phytoplankton bloom in the Black Sea. Norman Kuring, Ocean Biology Processing Group/NASA hide caption

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A man adjusts a victim's photograph displayed with floral tributes and Turkish flags outside the Reina nightclub following the attack in Istanbul earlier this month. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Flowers and pictures of victims have been laid in front of the Reina nightclub earlier this month after the deadly attack. Ozan Kose /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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First aid officers carry an injured woman at the site of an armed attack on Sunday in Istanbul. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack Saturday on an Istanbul nightclub where people were celebrating the new year. Ihlas News Agency/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey's Trump Towers rise above the Sisli district in Istanbul, the city's European side. In this case it's Trump in name only – the Turkish owners paid for the right to use the name Trump Towers. Offices are situated above a shopping mall. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's Leader And Supporters Give Trump Benefit Of The Doubt — For Now

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A man holds up the latest copy of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper outside its headquarters after Turkish police reportedly detained the chief editor and at least eight of its senior staff on Monday. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Family members and friends of the victims of the Istanbul attack paid tribute at a memorial service Thursday at Ataturk Airport. Turkish authorities say the evidence points to three Russian-speaking suicide bombers who were part of the Islamic State. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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A child leans on the coffin of his uncle, Habibullah Sefer, on Thursday. Sefer, along with more than 40 other people, was killed in a suicide attack on Tuesday at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bullet impacts are pictured at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Wednesday, a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack killed more than 40 people. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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