Serkan Yolacan
Serkan Yolacan

Converting the iconic building back into a mosque reveals a powerful vein in Turkish politics – the right-wing Turkish-Islamic Synthesis ideology – but it is also sign of his reliance on symbols.

The Turkish president pushed for a rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election, but in doing so he has helped elevate his political rivals to hero status, says Serkan Yolacan

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