Vote marred by irregularities and ‘organised crimes’, says Turkey’s ruling party

The ruling party of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said it will seek a rerun of last week’s mayoral election in Istanbul, citing alleged irregularities.

Ali İhsan Yavuz, a deputy chairman for the Justice and Development (AKP) party, announced the decision on Tuesday after Turkey’s top electoral authority rejected a request for a full recount of votes in the 31 March elections.

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