The possible future mayor of London has told Anadolu Agency that he looks to Turkey's largest city -- Istanbul -- for inspiration.

Sadiq Khan, the 45-year-old mayoral candidate for the U.K.'s opposition Labour Party, is seeking to end two consecutive terms of Conservative rule at City Hall under current mayor, Boris Johnson.

Johnson, a flamboyant figure in British politics, is not running for re-election this time, leaving Zac Goldsmith to carry the Tory banner on May 5.

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