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Turkish presidential runoff sees higher turnout among overseas voters

Turkish diaspora shows up in higher numbers for the Turkish presidential runoff, voting in embassies, missions and at customs gates to decide who will lead the country for the next five years.

Voting at diplomatic missions ended on May 24, while the process will continue at customs gates until 5 PM local time on May 28.

According to the Supreme Election Council (YSK), as many as 1,889,398 Turkish nationals (over 1.839 million) cast their votes at the country’s foreign missions and customs gates as of 11 PM yesterday.

A total of 1,839,470 people voted at diplomatic missions and customs gates in the first round of the elections on May 14. There is an increase of 50.000 people so far.

Those who are unable to cast their ballots within the specified time in their country of residence will be able to vote at the customs gates until 5 PM on Sunday.

( Source TRT World)

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