AKP mayor implies Istanbul mayoral candidate Imamoglu has Greek roots

16 May 2019
183 Views

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) mayor of İstanbul’s Esenler district has said Greeks were very happy about the election of Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu in the March 31 local elections because he is from Trabzon.

Esenler Mayor Tevfik Göksu was referring to the Pontic Greeks who traditionally lived in the region of Pontus, on the shores of the Black Sea and in the Pontic Mountains of northeastern Anatolia until 1922. Trabzon, İmamoğlu’s hometown, is a Black Sea province in northern Turkey.

Speaking at a fast-breaking dinner on Tuesday, Göksu said it was the Greek media that was the happiest about the election of İmamoğlu as İstanbul mayor on March 31.

You may be interested

GREECE
shares15 views

JOKER results: 18/08/2019

Panos - Aug 18, 2019

The winning numbers from the JOKER draw are as follows:

GREECE
shares39 views

Lotto results: 17/08/2019

Panos - Aug 17, 2019

The winning numbers from the Lotto draw are as follows:

KAS to meet in bid to change rules on Elliniko project
GREECE
shares53 views
GREECE
shares53 views

KAS to meet in bid to change rules on Elliniko project

makis - Aug 16, 2019

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS), Greece’s top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, which has quite a few new…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.