Voting begins at border gates for Nov. 1 early elections

Ballot boxes open for voting at border gates of Turkey for Nov. 1 election

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A Turkish citizen seen casting his vote at Kapikule border gate in northwestern province of Edirne on October 8, 2015.

Voting for Turkey’s Nov. 1 early election started on Thursday at all border gates of Turkey for citizens living abroad.

Ballot boxes were placed at Kapikule, Hamzabeyli, Ipsala and Derekoy gates of the western border that connects Turkey to Bulgaria and Greece.

Dilucu and Sarp gates were also open in Turkey’s northeastern and eastern border.

However, ballot boxes were not placed at the Pazarkule border gate due to traffic experienced there.

Authorities do not expect to see a high number of voters due to winter conditions.

Voting will continue until 5:00 pm on Nov. 1.

Other border gates where voters are allowed to cast their votes are also listed.

Airports include Istanbul’s Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen, Ankara’s Esenboga, Adana’s Sakirpasa, Antalya, Eskisehir, Elazig, Gaziantep, Hatay, Adnan Menderes, Erkilet, Konya Military, Dalaman ,Bodrum-Milas, Samsun, Trabzon and Zonguldak.

Ports of Kusadasi, Ayvalik, Cesme, Derince, Mersin, Tasucu, Marmaris, Bodrum and Samsun were also listed as places to vote.

Voting for the 26th parliamentary election also began at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport as well as other airports and ports with border gates at 8:00 am.  

Twelve ballot boxes were placed at Ataturk airport.





TRTWorld and agencies