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Erdogan's Bosnia rally message to Europe ahead of snap polls

Having thousands of Turks from the Balkans and Europe converge on the Bosnian capital for an election rally could be a risky move for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Having been barred by European countries with large Turkish communities from staging political rallies ahead of Turkey’s snap elections on June 24, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has chosen the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to address thousands of supporters from across Europe.

His speech in Sarajevo on May 20 will also be an act of political defiance against Austria, Germany and the Netherlands, which refused to allow him to campaign on their soil.

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