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Turkey Poised for First Direct Presidential Poll

Millions of people in Turkey head to the polls Sunday for the country's first direct presidential election. Turnout is expected to be high as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Selahattin Demirtas of the pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party. Erdogan is the front-runner. If elected, he says he intends to change the constitution and establish an executive presidency. In the past,...

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