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Turkey's Election

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Turkey's Election

Turkey's Election

Turkey's Election

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Anthony Brooks reports from Istanbul on yesterday's national elections. Unofficial returns suggest Prime Minister Bulent Echevet of Turkey won while an ultra-right-wing Nationalist Party made a surprisingly strong showing, taking votes from the country's Islamist movement. Many in Turkey had hoped these elections would bring stability to a country plagued by weak governments in recent years, but it appears election results portend more of the same.