Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu: I am setting out once again to defend Istanbul

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has put an end to the discussions about whether he will run for re-election in the local elections scheduled for March 2024.

Imamoglu said, “I am setting out once again to defend Istanbul.”

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, in a press conference, made the following statements:

“I consider myself sealed with Istanbul. Winning Istanbul means winning Turkey.

I will do my best to establish a non-partisan Istanbul alliance. I wholeheartedly believe that opposition parties will act with this consciousness.

During this process, I especially want to address my fellow colleagues in the CHP. My dear colleagues, the disappointment we experienced in the May 2023 election deeply saddened me.

The stance after May 28 is incomprehensible to the voters.

The transformation of my party is an important mission in my political life.

My fellow colleagues in the Republican People’s Party (CHP) cannot lose elections anymore. Being the second party is not something to boast about, and it shouldn’t be. It is a necessity for the Republican People’s Party to lead the way in winning local elections for social and political opposition.

I am coming to establish the Istanbul alliance again with the Istanbul volunteers who take care of their city and protect the vote. I invite all citizens to join this march. Believe me, everything will be beautiful.

I am setting out once again to defend Istanbul against the plundering of our city, injustice, and environmental destruction.

I still believe that the party’s leader needs to prepare a process that leads to the renewal of the party with all its cadres, by leading the process of change and transformation as was the case in 2019.

Just like in 2019, I am coming to establish the Istanbul Alliance again with my Republican People’s Party colleagues and the Istanbul residents who support different parties. I didn’t say I’m a candidate, I said I’m setting out.”

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