1. Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul mayoral candidate during interview
2. Cutaway of Imamoglu
3. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul mayoral candidate:
"It looks like it will end in our favour by a margin of approximately 18,000 to 20,000 (votes)."
4. Close of pin
5. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul mayoral candidate:
"(The fact that) votes that were deemed invalid in Istanbul are all being recounted is a move against previous practice."
6. Cutaway of Imamoglu's hands
7. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul mayoral candidate:
"I requested that he (Erdogan) contribute to the election process and intercede as soon as possible for the (results) to become clear."
8. Cutaway of Imamoglu's hands
9. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul mayoral candidate:
(Referring to the possible waning of the ruling party's grip on the country's politics) "These kinds of changes in politics are a beginning but not a result. In order to achieve a result you need to be successful during the process. Therefore, there has been a change in Istanbul but our responsibility is big, we must definitely be successful. If this success is achieved, which we believe it will be, we're sure it will be, then changes in the political climate (in Turkey) may be cemented."
10. Various of Imamoglu billboards outside campaign headquarters
The opposition party's mayoral candidate in Istanbul says he's confident that the result of a recount of votes in the city will confirm his victory.
Ekrem Imamoglu also renewed an appeal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to help end the standoff.
In an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, Imamoglu said Erdogan's ruling party has the right to appeal the vote but criticised what he says is an unprecedented move in Istanbul for a recount of votes that were deemed invalid.
In a major upset for Erdogan, Imamoglu won the tight race for Istanbul in Sunday's local elections.
Erdogan's party has contested the results, alleging irregularities.
A recount of votes in 11 Istanbul districts was underway Thursday.