İSTANBUL — After 17 days of recounts and controversies, Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) was confirmed the official winner Wednesday in the Istanbul mayoral election.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to overturn the historic vote, which ends his Justice and Development Party's (AKP), and other Erdogan-affiliated parties', 25-year control of Turkey's largest city.
Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul's new mayor, addressed thousands of jubilant supporters outside the city's mayoral building.
"İ take this victory for Turks, Kurds, Greeks and Armenians," Imamoglu said, referring to Istanbul's diverse population.
İmamoglu's victory speech included a theme of inclusivity that underpinned his winning campaign, which secured a narrow victory by 14,000 votes out of 9 million ballots cast.
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