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Turkey elections: Inside a pro-government rally

28 March 2014 Last updated at 15:46 GMT

Turkey is preparing for important local elections on Sunday which are seen as a key test of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership.

In contrast to the crackdown on anti-government protests, Mr Erdogan's supporters do not have to worry about tear gas or water cannon.

The ruling AK Party often organises transport for its members to ensure a large turnout at the Prime Minister's events.

James Reynolds went along to one rally in Istanbul.

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