The first municipal assembly is held in Istanbul | AFP

The newly elected opposition Ekrem Imamoglu presides over his first municipal assembly since his re-election on the 23rd June. In the new assembly his party faces a majority of the presidential party, AKP. IMAGES

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Ekrem Imamoglu officially sworn in as new Istanbul mayor | AFP

Ekrem Imamoglu takes part in a handover ceremony, officially being sworn in as new mayor of Istanbul, as his supporters gather to hear him deliver a speech. IMAGES

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Turks react to the election of opposition mayor Ekrem Imamoglu | AFP

Istanbulites react the day after the opposition’s landslide victory in the re-run of the mayoral vote. Ekrem Imamoglu, a little-known district mayor at the start of the year, won the election by more than 777,000 votes, up from just 13,000 in the first election in March, which was annulled over controversial claims of fraud.

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Turkey: Imamoglu supporters celebrate victory in controversial replay of Istanbul election | AFP

A group of supporters of opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu celebrate in the streets of Istanbul after he romped to victory in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election re-run, dealing a major blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. IMAGES

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Imamoglu casts vote in Istanbul mayoral election re-run | AFP

The deposed mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, casts his vote in the re-run election after the cancellation of the first results after appeals by Erdogan’s AKP party. IMAGES

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Ekrem Imamoglu, opposition Istanbul candidate shaking up Turkish politics | AFP

By a few thousand votes, he was elected mayor of Istanbul last March. And yet, he had to return to the campaign trail, his election cancelled by the electoral commission. Imamoglu seems to have come from nowhere in the last few months with a radically different approach: “I have never fought in my life but have never been beaten either,” he tells rallies.

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Ekrem Imamoglu, opposition Istanbul candidate shaking up Turkish politics | AFP

By a few thousand votes, he was elected mayor of Istanbul last March. And yet, he had to return to the campaign trail, his election cancelled by the electoral commission. Imamoglu seems to have come from nowhere in the last few months with a radically different approach: “I have never fought in my life but have never been beaten either,” he tells rallies.

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