The financial and cultural heart of Turkey, Istanbul, awaits an interesting few years of change. On Sunday, Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate for the Republican People’s Party (CHP) was elected mayor of Istanbul. This was a consequence of the March 31st local election results being annulled by Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council (YSK), despite requests by the ruling AK Party to recount the votes in Istanbul after widespread allegations of fraud in tallying votes.
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