Turkish prosecutors probe Istanbul election irregularities: Anadolu

May 2, 2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish prosecutors launched 32 investigations into allegations of irregularities in Istanbul’s local elections on March 31 and summoned more than 100 polling station officials for questioning as suspects, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.

President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party (AKP) has called for the annulment and re-run of the Istanbul vote. In the nationwide local elections on that date, the AKP lost control of Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

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