Turkey's Democratic Hope Istanbul Mayor Poses Existential Threat to Erdogan

After opposition politician Ekrem Imamoglu won the first Istanbul mayoral election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had the vote repeated. The new mayor's second victory heralds the arrival of a great democratic hope for Turkey -- and perhaps even the beginning of the end of the Erdogan era.
Ekrem Imamoglu after his victory in the Istanbul mayoral race last Sunday

Ekrem Imamoglu after his victory in the Istanbul mayoral race last Sunday

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