Saturday, 20 04 2024
Saturday, 20 04 2024
17:39
Armenia and Azerbaijan resolved an issue at the table for the first time. Nikol Pashinyan
17:20
Precipitation is expected, but the air temperature will not change significantly
17:01
“There is encouraging news about the border liberalization process.” Klaar
16:42
Vahagn Davtyan became the champion and qualified for the Olympic Games
“We are starting a new way of close cooperation with the EU.” Mirzoyan
16:04
“The USA is refereeing the Iran-Israel war.” Gantaharyan
Ararat Mirzoyan welcomed the statement of the G7 foreign ministers
Toyota recalls hundreds of thousands of its newest Prius and Prius Prime vehicles
15:07
Apple has removed Telegram and WhatsApp from China
14:48
India sells missiles to the Philippines
14:29
Britain will allocate 150 million pounds to strengthen Ukraine’s energy sector
14:10
Iran and Israel will stop direct strikes. CNN
13:51
What does Armenia get as a result of the agreements of the demarcation commissions?
The demarcation commissions have reached an agreement on several important issues
13:13
The representative of the White House and the Prime Minister of Ukraine discussed the reforms
Nissan presented the new Qashqai
12:35
Klopp at the helm of “Liverpool” did not win only this cup
12:16
The Deputy Ministers received the Director of the US Department of State’s Narcotics Control Bureau (INL).
11:57
The Prime Minister emphasized the development of cooperation between Armenia and Germany
11:38
Ukraine may lose at the end of 2024. Head of the CIA
11:19
Louis Bono, the adviser on Caucasus affairs of the US State Department, visited Georgia
USA
11:00
We are closely following the situation in Georgia. Patel
10:41
“Bayer” continues the unbeaten streak and will play in the semi-finals
10:22
“Liverpool” wins but is eliminated from further competition
10:03
De Rossi’s team knocks out “Milan”
18:55
The exhibition of sculptor Mkrtich Mazmanyan, dedicated to Charles Aznavour, will be opened
18:36
What is known about Israel’s strike on Iran?
18:17
60% of South Korea’s oil is supplied through the Strait of Hormuz
17:58
We have not had any destruction or accidents in Isfahan. army commander
17:39
Israel struck Iran

Who is Erdogan’s primary opponent, who was re-elected mayor of Istanbul?

The re-elected mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, has recently become the leading contender for Turkish President Recep Erdogan. In a sense, he is following in the footsteps of the Turkish leader who ruled the city in the 1990s. Both of them manage the country’s largest city and have roots in the Eastern Black Sea region. Turkish courts have hindered their political careers. Both were passionate football players in their youth.

Erdogan has entered politics with an Islamist party and reshaped the secular state to suit his pious vision since coming to power in 2002. In contrast, Imamoglu belongs to the secular People’s Republic Party (PRP), which he joined in 2008 and became mayor of Istanbul’s Beylikdüzü district 10 years ago. Imamoglu’s success is attributed to his ability to overcome the Social Democratic Party of Turkey’s 25% support threshold and attract more conservative voters.

After Imamoglu’s victory in 2019, a judge sentenced him to 2.5 years in prison for insulting government officials. The appellate court has not yet decided on that case. Similarly, Erdogan was briefly jailed in 1999 for reciting a poem that the court found to incite religious hatred.

In the mid-1990s, when Erdogan became mayor, he visited the Kololak restaurant run by the young Imamoglu in Istanbul’s Gungoren district. “When he was the mayor in the first months, I received him at my place,” said Imamoglu. He was eating meatballs at my restaurant. I did not take money from him. He won’t pay that bill for as long as he lives.

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