Ekrem İmamoğlu is a Turkish politician and current Mayor of Istanbul. He was elected in the 2019 Istanbul mayoral election as the candidate of the CHP, the country's largest opposition party. Following his come-from-behind victory in which the ruling AKP significantly outspent him and controlled media coverage, İmamoğlu was called a rising star in Turkish politics and a potential candidate to challenge Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the 2023 Turkish presidential elections. İmamoğlu had previously served as Mayor of Beylikdüzü, a western district of İstanbul, between 2014 and 2019.
Turkey's main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu was declared mayor of Istanbul on Wednesday after recounts of the March 31 local elections were completed, state-owned Anadolu Agency said,.. Reuters - Published