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Turkey: Polls to determine if country will turn into presidential republic

  • Voters in Turkey are casting their ballots in an election that will determine whether the country will become a presidential republic.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is seeking a majority that is big enough to change the constitution.

    A lot will depend on the performance of the HDP. If the pro-Kurdish party crosses the 10% mark and enters parliament, Erdogan’s hopes may be dashed.

    Meanwhile, blasts during an election rally have killed four people in Diyarbakir.

     

     

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