Turkish voters go to the polls on Sunday

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On Sunday, Turkish voters go to the polls to vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections in their twenty-eighth session, from 8:00 to 17:00 local time (+3 GMT).

Turkish voters will cast their votes in more than 191,000 ballot boxes across Turkey in order to elect a new president for the country for a period of 5 years and to choose members of parliament.

In the elections, 60 million 697 thousand 843 voters will cast their votes, of whom 4 million 904 thousand 672 voters will vote for the first time.

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Voting will start at 08:00 in all parts of Turkey, and if there are voters waiting in line to cast their votes at 17:00, the center official will count them and allow them to vote.

The Turkish Supreme Electoral Commission took various measures in the 11 states affected by the earthquake to conduct the elections properly in prefabricated centers designated for this purpose.

In the general elections, 24 political parties and 151 independent candidates are running in the electoral race.

While some political parties entered the elections with five different alliances under the name of the “Alliance of the Public”, “The Nation’s Alliance”, “Ata (The Grandparents) Alliance”, “The Labor and Freedom Alliance” and the “Union of Socialist Forces”.

Within the scope of the elections, alcoholic beverages will not be sold tomorrow, Sunday, from 06:00 to 24:00. It is also forbidden to serve and drink alcoholic beverages in public places, and entertainment venues will remain closed during the voting period.

It is prohibited to bring mobile phones and cameras into the voting location, as these devices will be left at the polling booth committee to retrieve them after the end of the voting process.

It is also prohibited to present news, forecasts and comments on the election results on radio stations and all types of broadcasting devices until 18:00.

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The ban on broadcasting about the elections will be lifted after 21:00 and the Turkish Supreme Electoral Commission may lift the ban earlier.

Votes for which a “yes” or “preferred” mark is not marked, or if more than one alliance, party, or candidate is selected that is not in the same alliance, will be cancelled.