Erdogan claims victory....but the results state otherwise
- 9 months ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s has thrown a last-ditch attempt to turn the elections in his favour as he has appealed to the provincial electoral office of Istanbul to null the elections which took place in the city.
Initial results pointed to a narrow victory for the opposition however Erdogan’s AKP party insists that there have been irregularities in the process.
Across Istanbul the ruling AK Party has put up victory posters, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and candidate Binali Yildirim thanking Istanbul for the win.
However, winner of elections, Ekrem Immamoglu said that it was, “not polite behaviour.”
"We have the results from the electoral board and we know who is in the lead."
The AK Party says invalid votes across polling stations have jeopardised the result, calling it "the biggest stain in Turkish democratic history."
"Of course I don't agree," says Mr Imamoglu.
"Up until yesterday, the government and the ruling party were claiming that Turkey had the most credible voting system and they were giving it the highest praise. One million people were on duty at polling stations that night.
"If there was any suspicious activity, they would record it and make a written report - that's the official procedure here".
"Now the only explanation I have is that they are making excuses for their failure."
Source: Smart Trend Team