A poster of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, is seen on an election billboard next to a statue of Mehmed II, the conquerant of Istanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, March 29, ... more 
A poster of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, is seen on an election billboard next to a statue of Mehmed II, the conquerant of Istanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Erdogan has been ensnared in a corruption scandal that has toppled four Cabinet ministers. He has provoked outrage at home and abroad with an attempt to block Twitter and YouTube and his incessant us-against-them rhetoric and conspiracy theories have alienated allies. Meanwhile, the Turkish Lira has fallen, interest rates are up and the Turkish economy has fallen off a cliff. It all might be enough to oust any leader, but as Turks prepare to vote in local elections Sunday, it’s all about Erdogan. The words in Turkish read: " Fatih (district) forever."(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Emrah Gurel
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 1:39 PM EDT