In Moment of Despair, Turkey’s Opposition Finds New Synergy and Unity

The decision for the rerun of Istanbul vote rattled Turkey. But it also reinvigorated the opposition, paving the way for the steady rise of a new leader — Ekrem Imamoglu.

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Former Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu joined a family in Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district for first iftar dinner of Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

“Everything will be fine.”

Hours after Turkey’s election authority ruled for holding a new election in Istanbul, this has become the defining motto of Turkey’s fragmented but emboldened opposition.

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