In the municipal elections in Turkey has been able to conquer the Opposition of four of the five largest cities. The AKP now wants to challenge the vote in Ankara and Istanbul - before that, the EU warns.
in view of the required recount of the votes after the local elections in Istanbul and Ankara, the EU has called on European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Turkish government AKP party to comply with democratic principles.
"Turkey has in the past years, with great speed of the European values. We hope that this will be even worse by the fact that the AKP, the election results respected in the local elections," said Timmermans, the "world on Sunday".contradictions in 39 districts of
The party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had at the local elections on Sunday, according to preliminary results, the most important mayor's post in the country in Istanbul, by a hair's width to the center-left party, CHP lost. You put in all the 39 districts of contradictions.
Also in the capital, Ankara, the candidate of the CHP, but at a greater distance. There, the ACP requested that polls yesterday, in the provincial electoral authority, the recount of all 12.180 choice.loss of face for Erdogan
of Course each party will have the right to have a choice of a result of check, if there is reasonable doubt, said Timmermanst of the low countries. "However, it is important that the Turkish authorities can verify the election result is then independent and the ACP acknowledges the result at the end."
The AKP had achieved in the local elections, according to provisional results from across the country, around 44.3 percent. They became the strongest party. However, they lost in metropolises in popularity. According to the current state of four of the five largest cities in the country to go to the Opposition. Ankara and Istanbul are governed for 25 years by Islamic-conservative mayors.