The mayor of Istanbul is paying a two-day visit to Athens from today, Tuesday Ekrem Imamoglou, in the context of an exchange of the visit of the mayor of Athens last May.
In fact, at that time, Imamoglou proved the warm relations that exist between two mayors, responding to the proposal of Costas Bakoyannis to visit the Ecumenical Patriarch Mr. Bartholomew together, something that a Turkish mayor had to do for over 20 years. In addition, the two mayors had signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the field of culture and tourism.
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Imamoglu is considered an “awe-inspiring rival” to Erdogan, and his visit to Athens has attracted the Turkish government’s interest, waiting to see who they will meet and what messages will be sent.
The meetings of Imamoglou
According to the official program of Imamoglou’s visit, which was discovered by the Municipality of Athens, the mayor of Istanbul will visit the Athens City Hall tomorrow, Tuesday at 11:15, where we will meet with Mr. Bakoyannis, followed by joint statements by his representatives. Press.
At 13:00, the two mayors will visit the Maximos Palace, where they will be received in a half-hour meeting by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
In the afternoon, the mayor of Athens will accompany Mr. Imamoglou on a tour of the archaeological site of the Acropolis, while at 21:00 you will visit the Herodion to watch the play Monica Bellucci, Maria Callas: Letters and Memories.
As part of the tour of the mayor of Istanbul in Athens, on Wednesday at 11:30 there will be a visit to the Ancient Agora, joined by Mr. Imamoglou you will visit -accompanied by the mayor of Athens- the area of Syntagma Square and the Zappeion, to see the urban regeneration projects that are taking place in the area.
At 16:30 there will be a visit to the exhibition “Portals” of the Organization for Culture and Development NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory in Lenorman, while Mr. Imamoglou will leave on Wednesday night for Istanbul.
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