Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to go for the Review of the local election results in the economic metropolis of Istanbul, through all the instances.

In his first public speech since the election on Sunday, he said on Friday in Istanbul, the parties have the right, at all available levels of appeals appeal – in the district election authority, then the province’s electoral authority and, ultimately, in the Supreme electoral authority YSK. “This is not to say that other of their rights are deprived.”

Erdogan alluded to the complaints of his Islamic-conservative government party, the AKP, against the result in Istanbul. There, the ACP had lost the most important mayor’s post in the country a hair’s width to the center-left party, CHP, and in all the 39 districts subject to oppositions. Members of the opposition complain that the YSK give to many of the demands of the government party votes in the verifications in place, but less frequently those of the opposition parties.

The two mayoral candidates for the largest city in the country were the same after the election, provisional results showed that initially, only about 24,000 votes. In Istanbul, more than eight million people had selected. The candidate of the CHP, Ekrem imamoğlu, said on Friday he will be leading continue with round 18.750 votes against the candidate of the AKP, Ex-Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

Istanbul was ruled long ACP. The mood in the city is tense. Pro-government media presented the result as a “coup,” or indicated the Opposition had won by using “terrorists”. The tension was also reflected in the variety of the rumors. On Friday, it was said, for example, temporarily, that the ACP have requested the city-wide cancellation of all election results. In rejecting an ACP spokesman later.

In the capital, Ankara requested the ACP, however, on Friday, the provincial electoral authority, the recount of all 12.180 ballot boxes, such as the ACP-chief Hakan Han Özcan in a press conference said.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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