Date(s) the 25/06/2019

Thus, the President of the Socialist Group of the Congress Piero Fassino expressed his satisfaction with the election of Ekrem Imamoglu as Mayor of Istanbul.

"The clear victory of Ekrem Imamoglu - underlines Piero Fassino - confirms and strengthens the outcome of the municipal elections three months ago that saw in all the main Turkish cities the victory of the candidates of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and of the Democratic People's Party (HDP). The use of all means even the illicit ones to condition the citizens' vote was not enough for Erdogan to win. Turkey has clearly said that it wants freedom, democracy, rights and secularism."

"We congratulate Ekrem Imamoglu and the elected mayors - concluded Piero Fassino - and we assure them of our full support and solidarity."