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World View: Turkey’s hopes hang on Ekrem Imamoglu

  • Rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election poses threat to Erdogan authority

Datca town council in southwest Turkey is closing its beaches because of “expected simultaneous sand and snow storms”.

  • Paul Gillespie
  • The Irish Times

The hotel we are staying in at Bozburun, on a similar peninsula further south, is also refusing guests on that day. Its owners will be in Istanbul to vote in the rerun of its mayoral election.

Istanbul residents traditionally go to these beautiful places where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean in a blaze of turquoise colours and sun this weekend.

The gestures are to stop them coming and instead exercise their democratic…

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