Ekrem Imamoglu speaks to the press at the CHP’s Election Coordination Centre in Istanbul on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Critics say Erdogan simply did not like the result, after a little-known former district mayor, 49-year-old Ekrem Imamoglu, snatched victory for the opposition by just 13,000 votes.
Around 90,000 polling stations across the country opened at 8 a.m., and will close at 5 p.m., reports Efe news. Voters will elect 500 members of the House of Representatives, the lower house, for a four-year term.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party on Tuesday said it will seek a re-run of Istanbul’s disputed mayoral election after the ruling party lost and authorities rejected its demand for a full recount.
The Soyuz FG, carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is emblazoned with the logo of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE flag along with the flags of Russia and America.
The competition is the largest of its kind that seeks to develop innovative solutions for food production and management in the UAE.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday encouraged US President Donald Trump to restart talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban, saying there ultimately had to be a political settlement.