Breakaway Turkish Cypriots Pick Leader as Peace Talks Loom

April 17, 2015 10:13 AM

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Uncertainty reigns as Turkish Cypriots vote for a new leader this weekend: There's no clear favorite and no way of knowing whether the winner can bring talks on reunifying Cyprus to a successful conclusion.

The Sunday vote in the island's breakaway Turkish side is expected to head into a runoff a week later. Polls suggest none of the leading candidates — including incumbent Dervis Eroglu and main challengers Sibel Siber and Mustafa Akinci — have enough votes to win outright. That's because traditionall...

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