Mayor Imamoglu’s political future may ride on Istanbul election result


ISTANBUL: Bruised and fractured by Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in the 2023 general elections, Turkiye’s opposition aims to land a blow in Sunday’s local polls. The outcome is tied to the future of its biggest hope, Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu.
The nationwide municipal votes on March 31 could reinforce President Erdogan’s control after two decades of running Turkiye, or signal change in the NATO members’ deeply divided political landscape.