AKP mayor implies Istanbul mayoral candidate Imamoglu has Greek roots
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
PM Mitsotakis: The resilience of Greek exports a small featPanos - Dec 03, 2020
The foreign trade sector is proving resilient and supporting the Greek economy, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in…
Greece is setting up some 1,018 vaccinations centers, says Health Minister KikiliasPanos - Dec 03, 2020
Greece is preparing some 1,018 vaccination centers that will inoculate 2 million citizens every month against the coronavirus, Health Minister…