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Supporters of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) wave Turkish and party flags during an election rally at Kadikoy in Istanbul on March 29, 2014. Turkey gears up for local elections on March 30 ahead of a presidential vote in six months and parliamentary polls next year. Turkey’s Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamic-leaning party, after over a decade in power, face the first electoral test following months of political turmoil, with mass street protests and a corruption scandal spread via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Amid an atmosphere of distrust ahead of tomorow’s election with over 50 million eligible voters, the CHP and tens of thousands of citizen volunteers plan to monitor the ballot count. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC