Turkey's ruling AKP trailing in Ankara vote, dead heat in Istanbul

Turkey's ruling AKP trailing in Ankara vote, dead heat in Istanbul

Turkey’s opposition was ahead in a tight race for the capital Ankara in Sunday’s local elections, state media reported, in what would be a major defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP after a decade and a half in power. With 88 percent of the ballot boxes counted, the joint opposition candidate for Ankara mayor was ahead with 50.35 percent of votes, the AKP on 47.43 percent, Anadolu state agency reported citing preliminary results. The AKP candidate for Istanbul mayor with 48.88 percent of votes was in a dead heat with the opposition contender on 48.50 percent, with 97 percent of ballot boxes counted, the agency said.

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