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Turkey's Opposition Wins One Battle in a Long War

Apr 18, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Sweat drips down the face of Ekrem Imamoglu during a news conference in Istanbul on April 9, 2019. On April 17, Imamoglu finally received the mandate to become mayor of Istanbul, more than two weeks after he won local elections.

Sweat drips down the face of Ekrem Imamoglu during a news conference in Istanbul on April 9, 2019. On April 17, Imamoglu finally received the mandate to become mayor of Istanbul, more than two weeks after he won local elections. Turkey's main opposition has the won the prize they targeted most in recent elections, but the national government won't make life easy for them.

(BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

More than two weeks after local elections, the country's main opposition has finally gained control of the nation's commercial capital. The ruling party, however, is refusing to throw in the towel....

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