Children play on a beach in the Aegean coastal town of Cesme July 14, 2014. As families splash in the sea and lounge in the sun, thoughts of politics and civic duty are a world away for most Turks ... more 
Children play on a beach in the Aegean coastal town of Cesme July 14, 2014. As families splash in the sea and lounge in the sun, thoughts of politics and civic duty are a world away for most Turks holidaying on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. Only the most committed opponents of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan leave the beach to queue in a sweltering council building nearby to register to vote in next month's presidential election to prevent what they see as the country's slide towards authoritarianism. Thousands of people with holiday homes in the summer playgrounds of Bodrum, Cesme and Marmaris that are popular with opposition sympathisers have applied for a change of address to enable them to vote while away. Picture taken July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Denizhan Guzel (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRAVEL ELECTIONS) less 
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