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  3/31/2014, Adar Bet 29, 5774

Erdogan Declares Victory, Threatens to 'Make Rivals Pay'

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday night declared victory for his party in local elections, and also took the opportunity to warn his rivals that they will "pay the price."

Erdogan’s party took a strong lead in the early counting of the votes, which was enough for the embattled prime minister to declare victory in the vote that was widely seen as a referendum on his 11-year-rule.