June 13, 2019

Istanbul is Turkey’s undisputed financial center. Some 31% of the country’s economic output stems from the city. That’s one reason why Istanbul’s coffers are more than full. It doesn’t come as a surprise, then, that money is at the center of Istanbul’s mayoral election campaign.  Ekrem Imamoglu, a candidate with the social democratic CHP, often […]

If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health. Recent elections in these countries didn’t just serve to rotate the elite from the conventional parties. Voters went to the polls and elected outsiders who […]