Turkey's ruling party wants Istanbul election voided, redone

Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday asked that a recent municipal election it lost in Istanbul be invalidated, as partial vote recounts in the city and the fight for the country's commercial hub continued.

The Justice and Development Party, or AKP, filed its "extraordinary objection" to the March 31 election results for Istanbul metropolitan mayor with Turkey's electoral board. Citing alleged irregularities, the party previously pushed for a recount of votes, and that process is still underway in one Istanbul district.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP and its nationalist ally won a majority of local election votes across Turkey but lost in the capital, Ankara. In...