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President Erdogan hails mass rally in Istanbul attended by 1.7 million people

More than 1.7 million people attended a mass rally in Istanbul in support of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the Turkish presidency, in which the Turkish leader hailed the massive crowd of people and recalled his government’s achievements over the past 21 years.

The Turkish elections will take place on 14 May. In a tight race between incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main secular opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), the size of the turnout is set to be an important factor in determining the outcome of the vote
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