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Isolated north Cyprus reels from plunging Turkish lira

Hit by the tanking Turkish lira, breakaway northern Cyprus is struggling to fend off a crisis largely outside the control of the isolated enclave, which relies on Ankara for its economic survival.

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Qatar’s emir visits crisis-hit Turkey in show of support

The emir of wealthy Qatar Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani meets with close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis. IMAGES

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Polling stations close and vote counting begins in Ankara

Polling stations close and vote counting begins after Turks were voting in first round of dual parliamentary and presidential elections seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s toughest test, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles. IMAGES

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CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu casts his votes

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu votes in Ankara. The CHP’s presidential candidate is Muharrem Ince, a senior lawmaker known for his fiery and impassioned rhetoric. IMAGES

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Voting underway in Ankara in presidential and parliamentary poll

Polls open in Ankara, Turkey for snap presidential and parliamentary elections seen as the biggest test at the ballot box for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his 15 years in power. 1ST IMAGES

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Erdogan’s chief rival Muharrem Ince holds rally in Ankara

Muharrem Ince, the main opponent of outgoing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sunday’s presidential election in Turkey, holds a campaign rally in the capital Ankara in front of thousands of people. IMAGES

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A Muslim from Vienna reacts after mosque closure in Austria

A Muslim from Vienna reacts after Austria said it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”, triggering fury in Ankara.

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Austria to expel up to 60 imams and seven mosques

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announces plans to expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”, triggering fury in Ankara.