The Daily Populous

Sunday May 14th, 2023 day edition

image for Turkey votes in pivotal elections, with Erdogan rule in balance

If neither of them wins more than 50% of the vote on Sunday, a runoff will be held on May 28.

Polling stations in the election, which is also for a new parliament, will close at 5 p.m. (1400 GMT).

"I chose democracy and I hope that my country chooses democracy," said Kalkan, a retired health sector worker.

Erdogan, 69 and a veteran of a dozen election victories, says he respects democracy and denies being a dictator.

The election takes place three months after earthquakes in southeast Turkey killed more than 50,000 people.

[1/14] A voter casts a ballot at a polling station in Ankara, Turkey May 14, 2023.

Human Rights Watch, in its World Report 2022, said Erdogan's government has set back Turkey's human rights record by decades. »

Belarusian media: Lukashenko taken to hospital amid speculations of poor health

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Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko checked into a hospital near Minsk, according to Belarusian publication Euroradio and watchdog Belarusian Hajun.

Lukashenko was publicly seen in Moscow celebrating Victory Day with Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States countries, where his apparent physical weakness drew attention.

Later the same day, Lukashenko attended the Victory Day ceremony in Minsk. »

Montana Supreme Court unanimously rejects anti-abortion law

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The Montana Supreme Court unanimously extended abortion protections in the state on Friday – amid an ongoing effort by the GOP governor and legislators to erode women’s medical rights.

In a 7-0 decision, the Treasure State’s highest court sided with an advanced practice nurse practitioner and a clinician who challenged a 2005 law that restricted who could provide abortion services.

The law previously made it a felony for anyone other than a physician or physician assistant to perform an abortion. »

Teen uses slingshot to save sister from alleged kidnapper: Police

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A teenager helped save his younger sister from an alleged kidnapper by shooting the suspect with his slingshot, Michigan authorities said.

Her 13-year-old brother also witnessed the attack and shot the assailant in the head and chest with his slingshot, police said.

"The suspect had obvious signs of injury sustained from the slingshot with wounds to his head and chest," police said. »

Elden Ring: FromSoftware Confirms Long-Term Support

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Elden Ring proved to be a critical success for FromSoftware, winning the Game of the Year award and selling over 20 million copies.

However, this is just the beginning for the IP, as new financial results reveal long-term plans for Elden Ring.

With games like Armored Core 6 coming up and long-term support for Elden Ring, it may be a while before the release of the DLC. »