Ekrem İmamoğlu

Turkish politician

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Ekrem İmamoğlu: Turkish politician
Ekrem İmamoğlu is a Turkish politician serving as the 32nd and current Mayor of Istanbul since 2019. He was first elected in the March 2019 mayoral election as the joint Nation Alliance candidate of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the İYİ Party, but served only from 17 April 2019 until 6 May 2019, when the election was annulled. He was then reelected in a renewed election on 23 June 2019. He had previously been the Mayor of Beylikdüzü, a western district of Istanbul, between 2014 and 2019.


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Ekrem Imamoglu: Mayoral vote has 'renewed our faith in democracy and justice'

Ekrem Imamoglu said his victory in a Sunday re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election had "renewed our faith in democracy and our trust in justice" after voters roundly rejected the ruling AKP party..
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Turkey's Erdogan congratulates opposition candidate for Istanbul win

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu on Sunday for winning Istanbul's re-run mayoral election according to unofficial results.
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Istanbul election: Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu wins decisively

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Turkey's AK Party candidate says opposition leading Istanbul vote count

Turkey's AK Party candidate for Istanbul mayor Binali Yildirim said on Sunday his opposition rival Ekrem Imamoglu was ahead for now, offering his congratulations and saying he hoped Imamoglu would..
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Mayoral rivals to hold Turkey's first TV debate in nearly two decades

Istanbul's ousted main opposition mayor Ekrem Imamoglu and his AK Party rival Binali Yildirim will hold a televised debate on June 16, party officials said on Monday, in what will be the first debate..
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