Erdogan’s Party Says It Will Seek Rerun of Vote in Istanbul
By Firat Kozok
and Selcan Hacaoglu
April 9, 2019, 4:02 AM EDT Updated on April 9, 2019, 8:12 AM EDT
Battle for control of Turkey’s largest city enters second week
Opposition had won mayor’s race for first time in 25 years
Turkey’s governing party will request a rerun of last month’s mayoral election in Istanbul, stoking concerns that the country’s democracy is fraying as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to concede defeat in the city where he built his political career.