Temporary head of Istanbul Municipality appointed
The governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya became the temporary head of the city's municipality, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry.
The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey has recently reported that the new municipal elections will be held in Istanbul on June 23, the Turkish media reported.
On April 17, 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.
Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council issued a mandate to Ekrem Imamoglu for the position of the Head of the Istanbul municipality, while AKP recently officially appealed to YSK to hold the repeat elections in Istanbul.