President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey's ruling party succeeded in local elections held last month, ONAreports citing Anadolu Agency.
“Every election is an exam, struggle and an opportunity for assessment. We substantially succeeded in the March 31 local elections,” said Erdogan, addressing a gathering of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in capital Ankara.
He called the mayoral elections of Istanbul questionable, adding: “All doubts must be eliminated so that the people feel relieved.”
Erdogan refuted rumors that the AK Party has given up hope on the Istanbul results, stating that the party will continue its legal struggle.