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A supporter holds fans depicting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as she listens to him during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Some 53 million Turks go the polls on Sunday to choose their 12th president in an election considered a turning point for the country of 76 million people, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vying for the position he has pledged to transform from a symbolic role into a position of power. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the former chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas are also running.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)