Turkish board rules to re-run Istanbul election lost by Erdogan’s AK Party

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the opening ceremony of Grand Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

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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