AK Party will appeal to the country's Supreme Election Council for a full recount of votes in all 38 districts of Istanbul.
Nation’s Alliance candidate, who had run a third time before securing victory, was able to appeal to both the conservative and secularist leftist voting base.
The local elections were carried out in 81 provinces and almost 1,000 towns throughout the country.
Turkey's local elections have taken on the narratives of a larger general election, and as a result, party loyalty might trump local issues and the economic slowdown.
Here's everything you need to know about Turkey's local elections, in a short and fun format.
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