Everything to know about Turkey's elections
Turkish voters will head to the polls for transformative elections that will usher in a new system of government, giving sweeping new powers to whomever wins the presidency. If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is re-elected, Turkey will see an even more muscular strongman at its helm.
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 17:  TurkeyÕs President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to supporters during a AK Parti election rally on June 17, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.  Presidential candidates from all parties are holding campaign rallies across Turkey a week ahead of the countries June 24, parliamentary and presidential elections.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers arrives at his house on July 25, 2018 in Izmir. - Turkey on July 15, 2018 moved from jail to house arrest US pastor Andrew Brunson who has spent almost two years imprisoned on terror-related charges, in a controversial case that has ratcheted up tensions with the United States. Andrew Brunson, who ran a protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, was first detained in October 2016 and had remained in prison in Turkey ever since. (Photo by - / AFP)        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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ADANA, TURKEY - JUNE 01:  Leader of Turkey's Iyi (Good) Party and presidential candidate, Meral Aksener speaks to supporters at a rally on June 1, 2018 in Adana, Turkey. Meral Aksener and party members campaigned in Hatay, Adana and surrounding areas ahead of the June 24, 2018 parliamentary and presidential elections. Aksener is one of six candidates contesting the snap elections called by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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