Turhal District

Grandson of citizen featured in iconic photo with Ataturk assumes mayorship

In a landmark win for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Mehmet Erdem Ural has led the party to victory in the northern province of Tokat's Turhal district after 35 years.

But Ural is distinguished not only for his electoral success but also for his familial ties to a historic moment with modern Türkiye's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.