Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

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Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

FILE - In this Monday, April 4, 2016 file photo, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is seen at his office in front of the portrait of the Turkish Republic founder Kemal Ataturk, during an interview for the Associated Press in the Turkish breakaway north part of the divided capital Nicosia in this ethnically Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Ersin Tatar, prime minister of a self-declared Turkish Cypriot state recognized only by Turkey sits at his office as a wall decorated with a picture of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the Turkish occupied area in north part of divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Turkish Cypriot leader and candidate Mustafa Akinci addresses to his supporters after reaching the second round of the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Turkish Cypriot leader and candidate Mustafa Akinci addresses to his supporters after reaching the second round of the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Turkish Cypriot leader and candidate Mustafa Akinci casts his ballot at a polling station during the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Ersin Tatar candidate and prime minister of a self-declared Turkish Cypriot state recognized only by Turkey, casts his ballot at a polling station during the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)

Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

FILE - In this Monday, April 4, 2016 file photo, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is seen at his office in front of the portrait of the Turkish Republic founder Kemal Ataturk, during an interview for the Associated Press in the Turkish breakaway north part of the divided capital Nicosia in this ethnically Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Ersin Tatar, prime minister of a self-declared Turkish Cypriot state recognized only by Turkey sits at his office as a wall decorated with a picture of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the Turkish occupied area in north part of divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Turkish Cypriot leader and candidate Mustafa Akinci addresses to his supporters after reaching the second round of the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Turkish Cypriot leader and candidate Mustafa Akinci addresses to his supporters after reaching the second round of the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Turkish Cypriot leader and candidate Mustafa Akinci casts his ballot at a polling station during the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Ersin Tatar candidate and prime minister of a self-declared Turkish Cypriot state recognized only by Turkey, casts his ballot at a polling station during the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in a leadership runoff that could decide if they want to retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering Turkey. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)