Turkish citizens in North Cyprus vote in Turkey election

Turkish citizens living in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus vote for Turkey's 26th parliamentary election

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish citizens living abroad began to cast their votes for the general election on Nov.1 in Turkey.

Updated Nov 4, 2015

Turkish citizens living in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus began voting on Friday for Turkey's general election to be held on Nov.1.

The citizens will be able to cast their votes at the Turkish Embassy in Nicosia until 9:00 pm on Oct. 25.

For the first time, Turkish Cypriots will be sent notifications for the election by text messages.

In order to be eligible to cast their votes, the citizens will be required to have either their Turkish identity cards, passports or driving licences with them.

The voting for 26th parliamentary election will take place in Turkey on Nov.1 until 5:00 pm.

Elections starts for Turkish citizens in UK

Ballot boxes were also opened on Thursday for Turkish citizens who live in United Kingdom.

The election process in UK will continue until evening on Oct. 25.

The citizens can vote at Olympia Conference Centre in London and at Turkish Consulate General in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Turkish ambassador to London, Abdurrahman Bilgic said that ‘’I think we are experiencing a healthy election process and hope that more citizens will vote in this election,’’ noting his wishes for Turkey.

In previous election of Turkey on June 7, which resulted in no single party government neither a coalition government, 28,650 Turkish citizens in UK went to polls.

In the meantime, Turkey’s pre-election restrictions and free campaign rights were put in practice by the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on Thursday.

According to YSK, free propaganda and certain restrictions will end the day before election on Nov. 1 at 6:00 pm local time, (1500GMT).

The political parties and independent candidates participating in the election will be eligible to make written or visual propaganda through media outlets, internet or advertisements until the deadline.


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