Cars, contracts and debt: what Istanbul’s mayor found in 17 days
Ekrem Imamoglu says his brief time in office made him resolve to end wasteful spending
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Carlotta Gall in Istanbul
Ekrem Imamoglu spent just 17 days as the mayor of Istanbul before the election council of Turkey annulled the vote and forced him from office. But the short peek he gained into the dealings of the mayor’s office – revealing dozens of cars at his disposal, millions budgeted for officials’ homes and a city sinking into debt – gave him ammunition in the political battle ahead. He fully intends to use it before the new election on June 23rd.
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