Hardliner Beats Leftist In Turkish Cypriot Leadership Poll

Nicosia, Oct 18 (AP) A hardliner who favours even closer ties with Turkey and a tougher stance with rival Greek Cypriots in peace talks has defeated the leftist incumbent in the Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff Sunday. Turkish Cypriot broadcaster BRT says with 100 per cent of the votes counted, Ersin Tatar secured 51.74 per cent of the vote compared to 48.26 per cent for Mustafa Akinci..

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