Turkish citizens voted in the June 24 polls to elect the president and members of parliament. A new system for Turkish politics, an executive presidency, has also come into effect with #TurkeyElections.
Number of Turkish ministries to be reduced to 16 under new presidential system of governance if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is re-elected, says incumbent on Thursday.
Almost 1.5 million Turkish citizens living abroad have cast their ballots between June 7 and 19, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), told reporters on Wednesday.
Turkish opposition says the government wanted to go to the polls over concerns about the economy. But the party says early elections will help it overcome the regional security challenges the country faces.
Critics say it is impossible to have fair elections under the state of emergency, even some international organisations demand a delay, but, Ankara points out that the 2017 French election was also held under the same circumstances.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will run as the AK Party candidate which is supported by the nationalist MHP. While the main opposition CHP names Muharrem Ince and the Iyi Party picks Meral Aksener as candidates for the June 24 elections.
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