Apr 09 2019 A partial recount mostly of ballot papers that were previously deemed invalid is taking place in several Istanbul districts. We are seeing that organized crimes have taken place,'' Erdogan told reporters before he left on a trip to Moscow. 'Our preparations on the border are finished, everything is ready for an operation. AKP Deputy Chairman Ali Ihsan Yavuz told reporters on Sunday that party officials believe organized irregularity hurt the party and have officially appealed for a recount. As head of the AKP, Erdogan is responsible for steering the party towards victory. While Erdogan discussed the Istanbul election most closely on Monday, the Ankara mayoral election was also a close race.