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    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's supporters are seen ahead of a rally for the upcoming local elections, in Istanbul, Turkey March 24, 2019.

    Some 1.6Mln People Gather in Istanbul for Rally Ahead of Local Vote – Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Some 1.6 million people came to Istanbul's Yenikapi Square for a rally of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) ahead of the local elections in the country, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported Sunday.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, and MHP Chairman Devlet Bahceli are expected to address the rally, according to the Daily Sabah newspaper.

    ​The Turkish local elections are slated for March 31.


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