Republican People’s Party Mayor Candidate Mustafa Sarigul

Republican People’s Party Mayor Candidate Mustafa Sarigul

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“Every night they cut down the banners we put up,” Mustafa Sarigul, the opposition Republican People’s Party candidate for Istanbul mayor, said by e-mail on the day of his rally. Sarigul said he would be making a complaint about the practice to Aziz Pabuccu, the chairman of the AKP.