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First Russian female running for mayor of Turkish city

Russian-born Anastasia Petrova Cetinkaya is running for mayor of Turkey's southern resort city of Alanya in a bid to better serve residents and strengthen the two countries' bilateral relations.

In a historic first, a Russian-born female is running for mayor of the Turkish resort city of Alanya. 

“It has been a long road,” Anastasia Petrova Cetinkaya told Al-Monitor in explaining how she decided to run for mayor in the March 31 election. “Three years ago I got this idea. Two years ago I started to write my election program.”

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