Erdogan's candidate concedes defeat in Istanbul vote
Binali Yildirim, the ruling party candidate in the controversial re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election, conceded defeat on Sunday.
Initial results from the state-run Anadolu news agency showed opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu leading with 53.69% to Yildirim's 45.4% with more than 95% of ballots counted.
"According to the result as of now my competitor Ekrem Imamoglu is leading the race. I congratulate him and wish him good luck," Yildirim said.