Can Turkish politics be depolarised?
The ruling party is no longer in charge of the largest municipality
Posted 4 July 2019 20:25 GMT
Imamoglu clebrates victory in Istanbul. Campaign photo posted by Imamoglu’s Twitter on June 24.
In the end it was easy. Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition candidate in Istanbul’s municipal election, swept to victory on June 23 with 54% of the votes, after a rerun ordered by the country’s main electoral authority.