Thousands of citizens waving Turkish flags clapped and cheered outside Istanbul’s city hall as the new mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, appealed for a new era of peace and unity in Turkey’s largest city.
- Amberin Zaman
“Leave behind your quarrels, let’s think positive,” Imamoglu pleaded, his voice hoarse from months of campaigning, as he pledged to serve all of Istanbul’s 16 million-plus residents without discrimination.
“Greeks, Armenians, Jews, I salute you all,” he said.
“This city will be women-friendly.”
Imamoglu delivered a speech suffused with hope and humility after receiving the mandate to become…