Turkey presidential election 2014

Modified: 27/08/2014 - 09:37

For the first time ever Turkey’s president will be directly elected this year with the first round of voting on 10 August. Voters will have to choose between the pro-business, Islamic policies of current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the secular nationalism of Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and the left-wing policies of Selahattin Dermitas. After stormy demonstrations last year, can Erdogan rally the majority of Turks to his side?