Presidential elections special coverage by Hürriyet Daily News
Around 53 million people head to the ballot box across Turkey on Aug. 10 to choose the country’s next president, who will be elected in a popular vote for the first time in the nation’s history.
The three candidates, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has ruled the country for 12 years as prime minister, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and a joint candidate of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş each called on their supporters to vote, but the turnout was lower than expected.
Erdoğan was elected in the first round, sweeping more than half the vote in a result his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian state.
The Hürriyet Daily News covered the election day with fresh reports, live updates and instant results from all 81 provinces.
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