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Turkey once again goes to the polls on Sunday in a tight election

In what promises to be a nail-biting election, Turkey heads to the polls on Sunday as voters decide who will lead the country for the next four years.

The race is shaping up to be one of the closest in recent memory, with incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing off against a number of challengers from across the political spectrum.

At stake is not only the presidency but also control of the parliament, where Erdogan’s AK Party currently holds a majority.

The campaign has been marked by heated debates and rallies, with each candidate promising to steer Turkey in a different direction.

Erdogan, who has been in power since 2003, is campaigning on his record of economic growth and development. He has promised to continue investing in infrastructure and creating jobs, while also vowing to crack down on terrorism and maintain Turkey’s strong stance on foreign policy.

Opposing him are a range of candidates from the main opposition party, CHP, including Muharrem Ince, a former physics teacher who has won over many young voters with his fiery speeches and populist rhetoric.

Ince has promised to boost social spending and reduce inequality, while also taking a more conciliatory approach with Turkey’s neighbors and restoring civil liberties that have been curtailed under Erdogan’s rule.

Other challengers include Selahattin Demirtas of the pro-Kurdish HDP party, who is running his campaign from prison after being arrested in 2016 on terrorism charges.

Despite the challenges facing him, Erdogan remains a formidable politician with a loyal following, and many analysts expect him to emerge victorious once again.

But with tensions running high and the outcome uncertain, all eyes will be on Turkey this weekend as the world watches to see who will come out on top.

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