Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks before announcing early presidential and parliamentary elections, at the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, April 18, 2018. (Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Turkey's ruling AK Party taunted the main opposition party Thursday to name a candidate to challenge Recep Tayyip Erdogan for June elections which are expected to tighten the president's 15-year hold on power.Erdogan called the snap election Wednesday, bringing the vote forward by more than a year so that Turkey can switch to the powerful new executive presidency that was narrowly approved in a divisive referendum last year.The nationalist MHP party has said it is backing Erdogan.
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