Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during the congress of ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Ankara youth branches at the Ankara Sports Hall in Ankara, Turkey on May 11, 2018. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN
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