New Istanbul mayor's star power could be a challenge for Erdogan

Credit: Reuters- Published 3 weeks ago
Istanbul's new mayor now shoulders the expectations of Turkey's long-subdued opposition after he emerged from obscurity to deal President Tayyip Erdogan the biggest election blow of his career.
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New Istanbul Mayor Says Election Tested Turkey's Democracy
CNN reports Istanbul's new mayor has warned Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respect democracy. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, following his nine-point victory over Erdogan's ruling AKP candidate, Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said the race was an "extraordinary test" of Turkey's democracy. He said, "June 23rd showed us that no one, no individual or power, can stand in the way of the will of the people, no politician has the luxury to ignore that fact.

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