New Istanbul polls not for any party's benefit: AKP
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
The decision to rerun local elections in Istanbul was not aimed at safeguarding any party's interests, the spokesperson for the ruling AKP said on May 6.
Speaking at a press conference at party headquarters, Ömer Çelik said the Supreme Election Council (YSK) did not announce another winner of the mayoral elections but ordered that they will be re-run due to some irregularities.
"This issue is not about protecting the interests of the AK Party or another party," Çelik said.
He added that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also welcomed the decision.