Ekrem İmamoğlu
Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 47

In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.

protest-kurdish-turkey Turkish police brutally crush protests against removal of Kurdish mayors

Many Kurdish lawmakers, journalists and civilian protesters suffered injuries at the hands of the riot police. Tear gas bombs, batons and high pressure water cannons were used to suppress the protests.

Istanbul re-election Istanbul defies Erdogan again, re-elects opposition mayor

Ekrem İmamoğlu won the mayoral elections with a higher margin than the last election in March. The earlier round was nullified by Turkey’s electoral authority, reportedly at the instigation of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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