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Turkey’s watershed elections, on which the future of its crippled democracy hangs, are due to be held on May 14. Opinion polls continue to point to a tight race, making the outcome of the presidential and parliamentary polls difficult to call. Election security remains a big concern and there is little doubt that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will stop at little to win. The largest pro-Kurdish bloc, however, dealt him something of a blow this week declaring it would not field its own candidate for the presidential race. POMED's Merve Tahiroglu says the Kurds will do their best to help the opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu win in a first round. 

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