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Erdogan's AK Party appeals for annulment of Istanbul local elections - Haberturk

Erdogan's AK Party appeals for annulment of Istanbul local elections - Haberturk
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine greet supporters in Ankara, Turkey April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo   -   Copyright  Umit Bektas(Reuters)
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party (AKP) has appealed to annul local elections in Istanbul, broadcaster Haberturk said on its website on Friday, after initial results showed the opposition won a narrow victory in the city.

Since Sunday’s vote the AKP has submitted objections to the results, saying they had been impacted by irregularities.

Haberturk, without citing sources, said the AKP office in Istanbul’s Buyukcekmece district had appealed to the provincial electoral office to annul the vote across the city due to what it said was illegal voter registrations in the district.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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