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Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem Imamoğlu

Ekrem Imamoglu, who was elected as the Mayor of Istanbul for the second time in the repeat elections of June 23rd, came to the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality building in Sarachane, after receiving his Mayoral Mandate from the Istanbul Election Board. Here he was welcomed by tens of thousands of citizens. Ekrem Imamoglu was accompanied by his wife Dilek Imamoglu, his elder son Mehmet Selim Imamoglu, his mother Havva Imamoglu, his father Hasan Imamoglu, his siblings and other family members, as well as many CHP Vice Presidents, CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair-Person Canan Kaftancioglu, IYI Party Istanbul Provincial Chair-Person Bugra Kavuncu and other IYI Party leaders.

Imamoglu, who took the presidential seat for the handover, received the mayoral seal from Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya. Ali Yerlikaya said “Today, I am handing over the duty of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, which I have been carrying out by proxy since May 7th, to Mr. Imamoglu. I would like to congratulate him and wish him success. May Allah bless him with luck. I would also like to thank the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality family, whom I have been working alongside during this time, as well as all my fellow townsman.”

Ekrem Imamoglu, who stated that everyone is aware of the sacred nature of Istanbul spoke as follows: “No doubt, at this point in time, I am the one who is feeling the sacred nature of being the mayor of such an ancient city the most. I hope Allah does not bring me to shame. I hope to do what is right, in order to look after this city, its history, its spirituality and everything that pertains to it from the past to the present. I hope and want to put forth a management mentality that avoids mistakes. This is a period of struggle. Of course, I promise in front of everyone, to act in character to together serve Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul.”

Imamoglu, who emphasized that he will pay attention to working harmoniously with everyone, also stated that Istanbul’s needs are many. Following the speeches, Ali Yerlikaya presented Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, with the mayoral seal. Ekrem Imamoglu is currently addressing tens of thousands of Istanbul citizens who have surrounded the mayoral building.


30 August Victory Day

Victory Day (local name: Zafer Bayramı) on August 30 is a national holiday in Turkey to commemorate the victory in the Battle of Dumlupınar, one of the final and the most decisive battles in the Turkish War of Independence in 1922. Victory Day is always celebrated on 30 August.
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‘A Place for Art’ exhibition at Bomontiada

Doğuş Group’s social responsibility platform ‘A Place for Art’ has opened a joint exhibition at Istanbul’s Bomontiada. The exhibition, featuring works by young artists, can be visited between June 22 and 24. Source:
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International Yoga Day to be marked in Turkey with Bollywood

International Yoga Day will be marked by various activities throughout Turkey, with the Yoga Foundation bringing together local yoga masters with yoga lovers across Istanbul. June 21 was named as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations in 2014. In its fourth year, activities that will take place on both sides of the Bosphorus…
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City Celebrates 565th Anniversary of Conquest of Istanbul

Turkey marked on Tuesday the 1453 Ottoman conquest of Istanbul on its 565th anniversary with a grandiose ceremony with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The celebrations took place at the Haliç Congress Center under the auspicious of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipalityn (IMM).Citing the importance of Istanbul for world history and Turkey, President Recep…
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Exhibition in Ortaköy to commemorate Gallipoli heroes

An exhibition displaying hundreds of pieces related to the Gallipoli Campaign will open in Deriden stores in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood on March 18 for Gallipoli Memorial Day. The exhibition can be visited for free everyday until 6 p. Source:
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37th Istanbul Film Festival

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Turkey’s biggest international cinema event Istanbul Film Festival is getting ready to meet cinema lovers for the 37th time. The 37th Istanbul Film Festival, with a roster comprising highlights from Turkey and world cinema will take place between 6 and 17 April. The festival programme will once again…
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Traces of the Kavalalı Mehmet Ali Pasha Family at the Atlı Köşk

Muhammad Ali Pasha (known in Turkey as Kavalalı Mehmed Ali Paşa) who was sent to Egypt first as a military commander and later as a governor soon established hiscomplete hegemony over the region and opened a new epoch in its history alwaysmaintained relations with Istanbul, and his descendants followed suit. Atlı Köşk, designed by the…
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