The indictment seeks a four-year prison sentence for allegedly insulting election officials after Imam Moglu canceled the vote.
Turkish prosecutors are seeking a four-year prison sentence for the mayor of Istanbul for insulting election officials, state news agency Anadolu reported.
The main opposition was Akram Imamoglu of the Republican People’s Party Elected mayor A re-poll in June 2010, Turkey’s largest city, was canceled after the last election by the ruling AK Party over allegations made by the ruling AK Party.
He was sentenced by prosecutors to four years in prison for insulting members of the Supreme Election Board in a speech he gave after the first round of elections was canceled in March 2011.
His Turkish media quoted him as saying that the cancellation had affected Turkey’s international standing and that decision-making authorities were foolish.
Imamoglu denied the allegations in a written statement, quoting the mayor as saying by a private DHA news agency: “The speech was political, it was strong political criticism.”
According to opinion polls, Imamoglu’s popularity has overtaken that of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s leaders are facing a global epidemic and economic challenges ahead of the 202 presidential election.
The indictment has been accepted and the case will be heard by an Istanbul court, Anadalu reported.
Imamoglu faces many other investigations. Earlier this month, prosecutors launched an investigation into his “appreciative” behavior during a visit to the temple.
He also faces opposition to Erdogan Major project A major global shipping lane, creating an alternative to the Bosphorus Strait.
Allegedly, the public money was improperly spent on posters asking for Erdogan’s project.