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Turkey’s Ince galvanizes opposition hopes in presidential race

Muharrem Ince, the main opposition candidate in Turkey’s presidential polls, has put up a performance beyond expectations, spurring hope in opposition ranks that defeating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might be within reach.
Muharrem Ince, presidential candidate of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), greets his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir - RC1C588C4710

IZMIR, Turkey — Stabbing the air with his finger, Muharrem Ince strides along the roof of his campaign bus and tells a provincial crowd that the fortune President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spent on his new palace in Ankara could have built 100,000 houses.

“And now he’s building a summer palace of 300 rooms in Marmaris,” Ince adds, provoking a loud boo from the crowd in Kemalpasa, western Turkey.

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