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Turkish parliament approves early elections on June 24

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President Tayyip Erdogan - File photo
Turkey’s parliament approved Friday a proposal to hold early presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, more than a year ahead of schedule.

President Tayyip Erdogan has said they should be held early.

Parliamentarians from the opposition pro-Kurdish HDP party walked out of parliament in protest before the vote. The remaining deputies all supported the motion.
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