Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says there was “illegality” in Istanbul’s mayoral election, after the country’s electoral body ordered it to be re-held.
“We sincerely believe there is… organised corruption and complete illegality,” he said on Tuesday.
The decision to re-run the 31 March vote, which returned a slim win for the opposition, sparked protests on Monday.
The opposition CHP’s victorious candidate said it was “treacherous”. Read more