Ankara mayor retreats from alcohol ban - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek cancels the alcohol ban referendum in the Bahçelievler district after receiving harsh criticism from residents and politicians. Excluding the alcohol question, only the ban on traffic will be put to a vote.
In the face of mounting criticism, Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek backed off Wednesday from his earlier attempt to hold a referendum on banning alcohol consumption in the Bahçelievler district.
More evidence that Pipe’s contention may not be accurate.