Turkey drafting law to restrict powers of Istanbul municipality
November 01, 2019
Supporters of the new draft law say it will resolve confusion about overlapping authorities and help combat illegal housing in the city
ANKARA: The Turkish presidency is drafting a law that will remove power from the opposition-held Istanbul metropolitan municipality. Many suspect that the motive behind the legislation is retaliation against Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, the Nation Alliance candidate who won office in a landslide victory in June against Binali Yildirim, the candidate from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
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