Son of Turkish immigrants wins German mayoral race

A German Green party lawmaker with Turkish roots has won a runoff election to become the mayor of Hannover

German news agency dpa reported that it is the first time a candidate born to immigrant parents has been elected mayor of one of the country's 16 state capitals.

Onay, a 38-year-old jurist, succeeds Stefan Schostok of the center-left Social Democrats, who resigned earlier this year.