Erdogan to take part in rallies to support Yildirim
Large-scale rallies with the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be held in Istanbul on June 15-16.
The purpose of the rallies is to support the candidate for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Binali Yildirim during the repeated municipal elections/
The rallies with the participation of the president and ministers will be held in three districts of Istanbul, Turkish media reported.
On April 17, Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) officially announced the results of the municipal election in Istanbul. According to YSK, the candidate for the position of the head of the Istanbul municipality from the opposition Republican People’s Party Ekrem Imamoglu received 4.169 million votes, while the candidate from the Justice and Development Party Binali Yildirim received 4.156 million votes.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the municipal election results in Istanbul were almost completely rigged. He noted that the ruling Justice and Development Party appealed to YSK to identify the perpetrators.