Turkey is holding local and regional elections on 31 March in what polls suggest could see the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lose ground across all major urban centres, including Ankara and Istanbul.
Observers have noted that the election is being seen by many a referendum of Erdogan's Islamist rule.  As that question further polarises society, the opposition could find itself capturing several key elections in places where they're had little succe...

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