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Turkey's AKP lead in Istanbul narrows to 0.2 percent points: NTV

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s ruling AK Party (AKP) saw its lead in Istanbul’s local election narrowed to 0.2 points with 98 percent of ballot boxes opened in Sunday’s local elections, broadcaster NTV said.

AKP candidate and former prime minister Binali Yildirim had received 48.8 percent of votes in Turkey’s biggest city, while the main opposition candidate stood at 48.6 percent, NTV said.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay

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