Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, speaks in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has turned down a donation to his campaign war chest for August's presidential election from an unusual source – his rival.Polls show Ihsanoglu, who is seen as above the rough-and-tumble of Turkish domestic politics, has a mountain to climb if he is to overturn Erdogan's 20-point lead.Ihsanoglu's other rival was more amenable to the idea, using the gesture to have a dig at the wealth allegedly amassed by Erdogan during 12 years in power.
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