A total of 260,733 Turkish expatriates have cast their vote at foreign missions and custom gates so far in the June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections.

A Turkish woman casts her vote in early presidential and general elections at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, United States on June 9, 2018.
A Turkish woman casts her vote in early presidential and general elections at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, United States on June 9, 2018. ( AA )

Turkish expatriates continue to vote in the June 24 presidential and general elections in more than seven countries.

Around 260,733 Turkish citizens living abroad have cast their vote since June 7, according to figures issued by Anadolu Agency.

And voter participation at foreign missions has been on rise. 

Voters join a long queue to cast their vote for the elections in Turkey, at a polling station of the Paris Turkish Consulate General on June 10, 2018.
Voters join a long queue to cast their vote for the elections in Turkey, at a polling station of the Paris Turkish Consulate General on June 10, 2018. ( AA )

A total of 3,049,065 Turkish nationals abroad are eligible to cast their votes in foreign countries and 3,160 ballot boxes have been set up in 123 Turkish foreign missions for the elections.

A woman prepares to cast her vote at the Turkish embassy in Washington, United States on June 9, 2018.
A woman prepares to cast her vote at the Turkish embassy in Washington, United States on June 9, 2018. ( AA )

According to the electoral calendar, Turkish expatriates will be able to vote in embassies and consulates abroad until June 19.

However, voting at custom gates will continue until June 24.

Voting will be held from 9am to 9pm local time on weekdays and weekends at the foreign missions.  

In Turkey, voters will go to the polls on June 24. 

Long queues at a polling station at the Turkish consulate general in Vienna, Austria on June 10, 2018.
Long queues at a polling station at the Turkish consulate general in Vienna, Austria on June 10, 2018. ( AA )

In Germany, which has Europe's largest Turkish diaspora with 1.4 million eligible voters, consulates and other election centers across the country will be open until June 19.

Crowds and long lines in front of Turkish consulates in Cologne, Dusseldorf and Berlin suggested a high turnout.

A woman is seen after casting her vote at the Turkish Consulate General in New York, United States on June 9, 2018.
A woman is seen after casting her vote at the Turkish Consulate General in New York, United States on June 9, 2018. ( AA )

In March last year, more than 697,000 Turkish immigrants in Germany went to the polls in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, with voter turnout at 49 percent.

Out of Turkey’s more than three million overseas voters, nearly half of them live in Germany.

Turkish citizens cast their vote at the Turkish consulate in Cologne, Germany, on June 7, 2018.
Turkish citizens cast their vote at the Turkish consulate in Cologne, Germany, on June 7, 2018. ( AA )

In France, nearly 340,000 Turkish citizens began voting on Thursday in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Strasbourg.

A returning officer shows a ballot paper at a polling station at a consulate general in Berlin on June 7, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
A returning officer shows a ballot paper at a polling station at a consulate general in Berlin on June 7, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. ( AA )

In Austria, more than 105,000 eligible voters are to cast their ballots at the consulate general in Vienna, Bregenz, and Salzburg.

People queue at a polling station at the consulate general in Berlin, Germany, on June 7, 2018.
People queue at a polling station at the consulate general in Berlin, Germany, on June 7, 2018. ( AP )

Voting will be held from 9am to 9pm local time on weekdays and weekends at foreign missions.

Turkish citizens living abroad and travelling to Turkey this month can also cast their votes at custom gates until 5pm local time.

Should the presidential election go to the second round, Turkish expatriates will go to polls again between June 30-July 4.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies