ISTANBUL – Turkish political parties are making their closing appeals ahead of Sunday's crucial parliamentary vote.
The election is a redo of June elections in which the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its majority after 13 years of single-party rule. As he seeks a rebound, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was campaigning in his home city of Konya on Friday.
With the country gripped by violence, he emphasized security at home.
"We will one by one defeat the terror and the negative reflection of the conflict in the region," he said, as supporters chanted "Alone!" in support of the party ruling without a partner.
The main secularist opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, campaigning in his party's stronghold Izmir, promised to restore Turkey's relations with neighbors and the Arab world.