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Istanbul top prize as Turkiye votes in local polls

ISTANBUL: Turks were voting on Sunday in municipal elections, with all eyes on Istanbul, the national “jewel” that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to pry away from the opposition.
But there appeared no excess of enthusiasm at polling stations, AFP correspondents reported, to a backdrop of raging inflation and massive devaluation.
“Everyone is worried about the day to day,” said Guler Kaya, admitting she had had to stop going out.
“The crisis is swallowing up the middle class, we have had to change all our habits,” said the 43-year-old.

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ISTANBUL: Turks were voting on Sunday in municipal elections, with all eyes on Istanbul, the national “jewel” that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to pry away from the opposition.
But there appeared no excess of enthusiasm at polling stations, AFP correspondents reported, to a backdrop of raging inflation and massive devaluation.
“Everyone is worried about the day to day,” said Guler Kaya, admitting she had had to stop going out.
“The crisis is swallowing up the middle class, we have had to change all our habits,” said the 43-year-old.

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