Turkey's main opposition declares election victory in all three big cities

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference at Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference at Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ANKARA - 1 April 2019: Turkey's main opposition party chairman said his party's candidates had won in all three of the country's biggest cities in Sunday's mayoral elections according to his party's data.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said CHP candidates had won in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir along with other cities, defeating rivals from President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party.

Turkey's main opposition candidate for mayoral elections in Istanbul said it was "very clear" that his party had won the vote in Istanbul, the country's biggest city.

"I know we won in Istanbul, it is very clear," Republican People's party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu told reporters in Istanbul.

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