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Turkish PM Vows to Quit if Party Can't Rule Alone

Turkey's prime minister says he will quit politics if his ruling Justice and Development party does not win enough seats to form a government alone in Sunday's elections.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the statement Tuesday during a campaign appearance in southern Turkey. Opinion polls indicate his ruling party will win Sunday's parliamentary elections.

Mr. Erdogan also challenged his political rivals to make a similar pledge.

In other news, unidentified gunmen killed a Turkish parliamentary candidate in Istanbul.

Turkish media say 42-year-old businessman Tuncay Seyranlioglu was shot in his car late Monday. Three other people were wounded.

The motive for the attack was not immediately known.

Seyranlioglu was running as an independent in Sunday's elections.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.