The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants New Istanbul Elections
The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants New Istanbul Elections. The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan again today insisted that local elections be repeated in Istanbul because they did not go well.
In the elections at the end of March, the candidate of the opposition party CHP was elected mayor of Istanbul, at the expense of the AK party of Erdogan.
Erdogan’s renewed call comes just before the central election council’s expected decision on the appeal that the AK party had already filed against the election results.
On Monday, the electoral council will probably take a decision. On Saturday, the Turkish president reiterated that irregularities occurred during the elections.
Shortly after the elections, he spoke of “organized crime” that had an impact on the polls.
CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu already accused the AK party of exerting political pressure on the electoral council on Friday, but Erdogan rejected that criticism on Saturday. His party would only want to do justice.