"The decision of the Istanbul population is important for us. We respect the decision of the Istanbulites. According to unofficial results, CHP candidate won this election, I once again congratulate Ekrem İmamoğlu,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting of the Justice and Development Party, ONA’s Turkish bureau reports.
Commenting on the results of the municipal elections held in Istanbul on June 23 Erdogan expressed his gratitude to Binali Yildirim, representative of Justice and Development Party: “Of course we wished Mr. Binali to win the election, but it did not happen. I thank him for his efforts in this matter. The most important thing for us is the victory of national will. NMP, The Common Union and Justice and Development Party are the winners of municipal elections. We have had to try for mutual targets after that.
In our political understanding, there is no question of denying the nation, accusing the nation. At the same time, we can not remain indifferent to the messages of the nation in the elections. "