Turkish local elections

Ruling AKP gets ready to appeal for re-vote of Istanbul local election

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is getting ready to ask the country's Supreme Election Council (YSK) to order a re-vote in entire Istanbul, a party official has said, as the recount process in Maltepe district neared an end late April 14, after the Daily News went to print.

All eyes again on election board after it delays review of AKP appeal to annul elections in Istanbul district

The Supreme Election Board (YSK) has once again delayed reviewing and announcing its decision on the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) numerous appeals to annul the elections in Istanbul's Büyükçekmece district.

CHP has confidence in election board: İmamoğlu

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu has said his party has confidence in the Supreme Election Board (YSK) and that it would make the right ruling amid claims of vote irregularities in the elections by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which said it will file an objection to the results of the March 31 elections.

Election board ‘owner’ of vote counting, Turkish government says

The Supreme Election Board (YSK) is the "boss" of the vote counting process, which continued for a seventh day in Istanbul on April 7 since the March 31 local elections, Turkey's Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül has said, with the ruling party applying to the board for a recount of all votes cast in all districts of Istanbul.