Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his wife Sare Davutoglu (L) wave as supporters during a rally of his AKP, The Justice and Development Party, in Istanbul, on May 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC
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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday hosted the biggest rally yet of Turkey's legislative election campaign, as the ruling party battles three weeks ahead of the polls to maintain its total dominance of politics.Davutoglu, the former foreign minister, became premier and AKP leader when Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved to the presidency in August last year after over a decade as prime minister.Erdogan had used precisely the same venue for his final major rally before his triumphant August 2014 presidential election.Any result to the lower end of that scale would be a massive blow for Davutoglu's leadership, after the party scored almost 50 percent of the vote in the 2011 polls and 46.5 in 2007 under Erdogan.Davutoglu whipped up the crowds by angrily slamming the death sentence handed by Egypt to ousted president Mohamed Morsi -- who Turkey had strongly supported.
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