Turkish expats start voting in Asian countries
A Turkish citizen voting at the Turkish embassy in Astana, Kazakhistan, on June 16. (Photo: Anadolu Agency)
Turks living in China, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan began casting votes on June 16 in Turkey's presidential and general elections. In Turkey, voters will go to the polls on June 24.
Turkish voters will vote at the Turkish embassies of Beijing, Astana and Bishkek and at the consulates general of Turkey in Kazakh cities of Almaty, Aktau, and the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong on June 16 and 17.
According to the electoral calendar, Turkish expats will be able to vote in embassies and consulates abroad until June 19. They will be able to vote until June 24 at customs gates.
Over three million Turks living abroad are eligible to vote for the presidential and general elections.
Six candidates are running for president, while eight political parties are taking part in the parliamentary elections.