"Istanbul wins Turkey", said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once. What concerns him, he had to be right. In the largest Turkish city of his example began to be loose ascent from the young from humble origins to become the most powerful man in the country. Erdogan laid the Foundation stone for this career when he was chosen 25 years ago to the Lord mayor and the ungovernable force millions of Moloch in the handle got.
successes in the metropolis on the Bosporus are not only a basis for further progress in Turkish politics, but also a gauge of the mood in the country. Istanbul, Turkey, in the Small, with its many deep trenches and lines of conflict. When it comes to the Istanbul office of the mayor, then it goes at the same time, the question is, to whom the Turkish people trust to lead the country out of the economic crisis.
A Sensation even for the most loyal to the government press
The answer is: they trust the ruling AKP is less and less. After a quarter of a century it could be with the ACP rule over Istanbul in the past. The candidate of the center-left Alliance between the CHP and Iyi-party, Ekrem imamoğlu, led on Monday to be thin before Binali Yildirim of the ACP. Even the most loyal to the government press speaks of a Sensation.
Especially since ?mamoglu in Turkey is largely unknown. Up to his present success, he was Beylikdüzü mayor of the Istanbul district. Yildirim, however, was a Minister, and for two years, even Prime Minister. He has In the country and abroad, as always a faithful Comrade of Erdogan. Shortly before the constitutional referendum in 2017, he made a performance in front of Thousands of German Turks in Oberhausen Furore, where he campaigned for his own office to be abolished, to make way for President Erdogan. Erdogan wanted to thank you for this, apparently with the mayor's office in Istanbul with him, but the then unknown politician has made him now a stroke through the bill. Unknown, but not a virgin to me.
As his colleague in Ankara also imamoğlu is a long time in the local politics of his city. The 49-Year-old is an experienced local politician, and is considered to be a good steward of this district. There is a further Parallel to Ankara's freshly elected mayor Mansur Yavas. Also imamoğlu stressed after his success, to want to be a mayor for all of the 15 million Istanbul be without discrimination.
You could call imamoğlu almost as boring. It seems that the inhabitants of this noisy city enough from the noise.
About imamoğlu, personally, little is known, even the large Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet writes from the "names to all the miracles". He has a wife and three children and enjoys playing football. Life circumstances and preferences, as on probably every other Turks may apply.
Almost colorless, it acts in comparison to Yildirim, is how Erdogan's good to win masses of people in pathetic Speeches. Was born in imamoğlu in Trabzon on the black sea coast. After school and studied business administration in Istanbul, he went first, in the construction of the family, was then a member of the CHP. Since the nineties he lives in Istanbul.
On Twitter, he is in the almost Twitter-obsessed Turkey, a rather small light. At least not yet. He shows up there casual for dinner with the family, close to the people. Verbal sabre-rattling during the election campaign? . You could call imamoğlu almost as boring. It seems that the inhabitants of this noisy city that is always on the verge of collapse, enough of the noise. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 02.04.2019, 21:12 PM