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)

 
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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.

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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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