Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has outraged archeologists by nailing a giant election banner over an ancient Istanbul aqueduct that is one of the city’s most famed landmarks. The banner showing the face of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and the light-bulb insignia of the ruling AKP, has been nailed into the Aqueduct of Valens which was completed by the Roman Emperor Valens in the fourth century AD. The AKP is conducting an all-out campaign ahead of June 7 legislative elections and billboards with Davutoglu’s face and election slogans are visible on almost every street in Istanbul. The banner on the aqueduct proclaims some of the party’s main election slogans: ‘Together More Powerful’ and ‘Turkey’s Decision. A Continuation of Growth.’ But some said the party had gone too far by attaching the giant banner the length of one of Istanbul’s

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