Istanbul residents are returning to the polls to elect a mayor after an opposition candidate's surprise victory in March was annulled

Istanbul residents are returning to the polls to elect a mayor after an opposition candidate's surprise victory in March was annulled, writes bbc.com.

Ekrem Imamoglu won by 13,000 votes, prompting allegations of irregularities from Turkey's ruling AK party.

Mr Imamoglu has vowed to "battle for democracy" and polls say he is likely to beat former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for a second time.

It is seen as significant for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's future.

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