Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Selahattin Demirtas
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Turkey: Polls close in first direct presidential election

Voting has ended in Turkey first direct presidential election - with a lower than expected turnout.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is up against two opposition candidates - Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Selahattin Demirtas.

To secure victory in the first round, the winner has to secure more than 50% of the vote.

Mark Lowen reports from Ankara.

  • 10 Aug 2014
  • From the section Europe
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