Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo)
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The voting may have become a crisis referendum on the rule of Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party and he has been crisscrossing the nation of 77 million during weeks of hectic campaigning to rally his conservative core voters.The level of support for Erdogan will be crucial for his Islamist-rooted AK Party's political survival as well as his possible bid to become the president in August.AK's main opposition, the Republican People's Party (CHP), portrays Erdogan as a corrupt dictator ready to hang on to power by any means.A vote of less than 36 percent, not considered likely, would be a huge blow for Erdogan and unleash AK power struggles.On a sunny morning at a school in the central Istanbul commercial district of Sisli, others saw the election as an opportunity to express their opposition to Erdogan's government.The graft scandal, also involving anonymous Internet postings of tapped state communications implicating Erdogan in corrupt actions he denies, was all but eclipsed in recent days by the leaking of a recording of a top-level security meeting.
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