Turkish state fund seizes assets of CHP Istanbul candidate Mustafa Sarıgül

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The decision was taken after the current mayor of Istanbul’s Şişli district failed to repay loans worth $3.5 mln taken out in 1998, daily Hürriyet reports

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  1. But of course this isn’t a coup of any sort because he’s CHP so he must be a bad guy, right? It’s OK if you’re a “black Turk,” or some rubbish like that seems to be teh prevailing logic among the “anticolonialist left.”

  2. This was a very strategic assault. With the current AKP mayor discredited over the deals that led to Gezi Park, the popular Sarigul had/has a very good chance of taking the Istanbul slot, once held by Erdogan, from the AKP. A loss of the key local position to CHP would be a warning about possible national level defeats.

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