Türkiye’s 2nd round presidential Elections: Turks living abroad start casting votes
Turkish citizens living abroad will start casting their votes on Saturday, in the run-off of the Turkish presidential elections.
The current Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, won the majority of votes in the first round, which was held on May 14, but he narrowly failed to achieve an absolute majority of more than 50%, forcing him to go through a run-off.
Erdoğan is in a run-off against his opponent, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who finished second.
In Türkiye, 61 million voters will go to the polls on May 28 to choose between candidates.
This will be the first time in Türkiye’s history that a run-off for the presidential elections is held.
Abroad, about 3.4 million voters can cast their votes in the second round of voting.
Germany hosts the largest Turkish community in the world, which includes 3 million people of Turkish origin, about 1.5 million of whom are entitled to vote in the Turkish elections.
In Germany, Turkish voters will be able to cast their ballots until May 24 at any of 17 locations, according to the Turkish Elections Authority.