Turkey's parties wind up campaigning on eve of vote

Gallery: Turkish politicians, including PM Erdogan who is expected to win a third term, make their last campaign rounds before voters hit polls.

By REUTERS
June 11, 2011 19:32

Tayyip Erdogan 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

ISTANBUL - Turkish politicians made their last campaign rounds on Saturday on the eve of an election that is expected to see Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan win a third term and could give him a mandate to rewrite the constitution.

Polling stations were due to open at 7.00 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Sunday in the east, and an hour later in the west.



Turnout was expected to be high as is typical in Turkey and irregularities or violence were not expected to be concerns on polling day.


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