The two main candidates for the Istanbul mayoral election rerun on June 16, Binali Yildirim from the People’s Alliance and Ekrem Imamoglu from the Nation’s Alliance, faced-off in a televised debate on Sunday.
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High voter turnout in local elections can demonstrate that the Turkish people are deeply invested in their democracy.
Despite huge investments in transportation infrastructure in recent years, traffic and transport top the agenda for both politicians and voters.
Here are the profiles of the two alliances candidates’ for Turkey’s three biggest and most important cities: Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.
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