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Turkish Election

NPR's Ivan Watson in central Turkey reports a moderate Islamist political party is the front-runner heading into next week's Turkish parliamentary elections. The party's leader has been barred from contesting the election, but his supporters are confident they will emerge victorious. (4:30)

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Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.