Istanbul (Reuters) – Photographer and landscape photographer Burak Hakan Akpinaroğlu will host a “beauty photography exhibition” at his new home in Istanbul’s Eminam district on the weekend, a day after the head of the city’s ruling AKP party resigned following allegations of corruption.
The announcement came on the same day the Istanbul Governor, Mustafa Akinci, resigned over allegations that he tried to pressure Akpinarov to fire him.
In an emailed statement, the AKP said Akpinaryov was “disappointed” that he could not continue as mayor of the southeastern district and urged him to resign as well.
“This is a personal decision,” the statement said.
“We are disappointed in the Governor’s decision, but this is the first step in the process of his departure.”
In July, Akpinars resignation sparked an outcry and a wave of resignations from the AK Party.
It is not clear when Akpinara will unveil his new collection of photos, which will be unveiled on Saturday at the Istanbul Fashion Week exhibition.
The collection, entitled Beauty of Eminam, will be accompanied by his own video, featuring footage of women and beauty shots, he said in a statement on Saturday.
“My hope is that my work and the work of my fellow photographers will help the residents and visitors of Eminampic and other places, in the hope that they will become more educated about beauty and how to be more beautiful, which is why I am excited to open the collection,” Akpinari said.