Doha 16 June 2018
Turkish expatriates living in Qatar began casting their votes today on Saturday to participate in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentarian elections. They will also be casting their votes on Sunday from 0900 AM-0900 PM.
As per reliable sources from Turkish embassy, around 1/3rd of the registered voters in embassy poll their votes on the first day inspite of second day of Eid AlFitr celebrations and harsh warm weather. People were seen accompanying their kids with enthusiasm participating in their country’s national elections till late evening 0900 PM.
Anadolu News reported Germany, Austria, and France were among the first countries in Europe where voting began on June 7, Turks living in Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy began casting votes on Friday
Election Day in Turkey is on June 24.
Around 3,500 voters are registered in Turkish embassy, however, over 10,000 Turkish expatriates are living in Qatar as per the embassy sources.
Out of Turkey’s more than three million voters overseas, nearly half of them live in Germany.
In March last year, more than 697,000 Turkish immigrants in Germany went to the polls in Turkey’s constitutional referendum. The voter turnout was 49 percent.
Turkish citizens living abroad and traveling to Turkey this month can also cast their votes at custom gates until 5 p.m. local time on June 24 as per Turkey’s official news agency Anadolu.