New Ankara mayor takes office

New Ankara mayor takes office

Newly elected head of the municipality of Turkey’s Ankara city from the Republican People’s Party Mansur Yavas has taken office.

Yavas received his certificate of election today from Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK), Anadolu Agency reported.

Mansur Yavas was elected mayor of Ankara metropolitan municipality with 50.93% of the votes on March 31 local elections in Turkey.

Ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party had contested the results, however, Yavas was still ahead after the vote recount.