Turkey to re-run Istanbul election lost by Erdogan’s AKP

Recep Ozel, ruling AK Party's representative to the High Election Board, talks to journalists outside the High Election Board (YSK) in Ankara, Turkey, May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish authorities on Monday scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan’s candidate, responding to calls by his AK Party for a re-run, in a move that hit the lira and drew opposition accusations of “dictatorship.” The High Election Board ruled that a fresh Istanbul mayoral […]

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