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Security Threats Drive Deep Polarization in Turkey Ahead of Election

In squares and shopping malls across Istanbul, rival parties have set up election stalls to try to lure in undecided voters as Turks prepare to go to the polls November 1 for their second election in six months. This election became necessary after rival parties failed to agree on forming a coalition government following the last vote in June, and it is taking place against the backdrop of the recent bomb attack on a Kurdish peace rally in Ankara. Fear of the threats facing the country is...

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