Voters in Turkey's biggest city are going to the polls in a controversial election rerun. The ruling AK party argued that the initial vote in March was marred by irregularities, but the opposition insists victory was snatched from its hands.
The acquittal and immediate rearrest on new charges of the philanthropist Osman Kavala is a judicial farce. This is a huge disappointment to the opposition in Turkey, DW's Erkan Arikan writes.
Ekrem Imamoglu from the Republican People's Party (CHP) has been the mayor of Istanbul for five months. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to relinquish his grip on the city.
Over the past 16 years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has progressively increased his power. But since last year, his influence has been waning, writes DW's Daniel Bellut.
Turkey's President Erdogan wants to create a second Bosporus. The cost to the economy and environment would be enormous — and that's why Istanbul's mayor is attempting to stop the plan. A bitter power struggle is raging.
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