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A Turkish citizen cast her vote in Istanbul on Sunday after a spirited election campaign by all major parties [AFP]
An official showed a ballot paper with the names of 14 political parties on it at a polling station in Ankara [AFP]
Istanbul, which is Turkey(***)s largest city, will be represented by 85 deputies in the new parliament [AFP]
President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunnisa Gul arrived at a polling station in Ankara to cast their votes [AFP]
Gul, who belongs to the ruling AKP, was Turkey(***)s foreign minister before becoming president [AFP]
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People(***)s Party, voted at a polling station in Ankara [AFP]
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, cast his vote in Istanbul, his home city [AFP]
Supporters of AKP in Ankara waved flags as they celebrated the party(***)s third straight win [AFP]
The AKP, despite its electoral triumph, failed to secure a majority large enough to rewrite the Turkish constitution [AFP]
More than 800 people were killed and 65,000 displaced in religion-based election violence in 2011 in the central city.
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