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Thousands of Monitors Prepare for Turkish Election

More than 55,000 election monitors are preparing for Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Turkey.  Tensions are high, with Turkish Kurds bracing for possible violence as the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tries to regain its majority — something polls indicate is unlikely.  Erdogan’s Kurdish and leftist opponents accuse his government of manipulating the vote and say they doubt the poll will be free and fair.  Kurdish residents of Istanbul’s Dolapdera...

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