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Istanbul mayor says Erdogan hurting Turkish democracy and economy

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Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu speaks to Nikkei in an interview in Istanbul. (Photo by Momoko Kidera)

ISTANBUL -- The new mayor of Istanbul said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has undermined confidence in Turkey's democracy and should be held responsible for the nation's slumping economy.

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