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Turkey Chooses New President in Direct Election

The people of Turkey are voting for the first time in the country’s history to elect their president. According to opinion polls Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the front-runner, despite last years nationwide anti-government protests, corruption accusations and accusations of authoritarianism.   In central Istanbul voters were out early for the country’s first direct presidential election. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan enjoys a commanding lead in opinion polls and is...

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