Turkey Elections: Expatriates in Iran Go to the Polls

Turkish citizens living in Iran began voting in their country’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday morning while the elections are planned to be held in Turkey next week.

Turkish expatriates in Iran started to cast their ballots in polling stations in Tehran, Tabriz and Oroumiyeh on Sunday morning.

Polling started at 8 a.m. (local time in Iran) and will end at 9 p.m.

In Tehran, 830 Turkish expats and in Tabriz and Oroumiyeh, a total of 1,100 Turks are eligible to vote.

Voting in the presidential and parliamentary elections of Turkey is being held in 60 countries, the Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral said on Sunday.

Turkish citizens residing in Iraq, Ireland, Spain, Egypt, Serbia and Uzbekistan also vote today in parliamentary and presidential elections due to be held in Turkey on June 24.

Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Meral Aksener from the recently created Good Party (Iyi Parti), Temel Karamollaoglu from the Felicity Party (Saadet Partisi), Muharrem Ince from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Dogu Perincek from the Patriotic Party (Vatan Partisi), Vecdet Oz from the Justice Party (Adalet Partisi), and Selahattin Demirtas from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) are running for the post of president of Turkey.

In the parliamentary election held in Turkey on November 1, 2015, the Justice and Development Party won 49.41 percent of the votes, the People’s Republican Party (CHP) – 25.38 percent of the votes, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) – 11.93 percent, and the Democratic Party of Peoples (HDP) – 10.7 percent of the votes.

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