ISTANBUL, May 7 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that March’s Istanbul election was marred by “organised corruption” and illegality, and that the decision to re-run the vote was an important step towards strengthening democracy.

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In a speech to lawmakers from his AK Party in parliament, Erdogan slammed business people criticising the decision to repeat the election on June 23, saying they should know their place.