Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks at some level of a news convention at Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan mentioned that his AK Occasion had lost some cities in Sunday’s mayoral elections, and pledged that his authorities would now focal level on imposing solid economic plans.

Speaking at a news convention in Istanbul, Erdogan mentioned the following elections would be held in June 2023 and that Turkey would relatively implement a “solid economic program” without compromising on free market principles.

Turkey’s vital opposition secure collectively appeared no longer off path to lift control of Ankara within the native elections and defeat Erdogan’s AK Occasion within the capital for the fundamental time since Erdogan came to energy 16 years ago.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Modifying by Dominic Evans