The new mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition People's Republican Party (CHP) cannot without the support of mayors in the individual districts. Of the 39 quarters of Turkey's largest city, it controls the Justice and Development Government Party (AKP) by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 25, writes AP.
Istanbul, the center of culture for the country, generates almost one third of Turkey's GDP. Local government ran $ 8.8 billion last year ($ 197.66 billion).
Imamoglu wants to help a quarter of the local population living in poverty increase the proportion of green areas and stop what he calls "money laundering"
He claims that the mayor of Erdogan's AKP used the city's budget to award favorable deals to companies near the government and to enrich themselves. According to him, the former town hall paid $ 80 million (nearly $ 31
Imamoglu can not without the support of the mayors of the individual districts and members – without pushing their agenda or budget without them.
"AKP has two options now. The first is to work with Imamoglu alone to take advantage of publicly announcing that he wants to work with President Erdogan," says Özgür Ünlühisariıkli, who runs the Ankara branch of the German organization, the German The marshall fund (GMF),
Erdogan can, for example, change the laws of the municipalities and current powers from the first man in Istanbul to be transferred to the mayor of district or to Ankara.