Turkish expats cast votes at Atatürk Airport in general election

Turkish nationals living abroad began to cast their votes at İstanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Friday as part of general election which will be held on June 7.

Preparations were completed at the airports for voting and Turkish people entering the country started to cast their votes as of 8 a.m. The polling stations will be open round the clock, including non-working days.

After casting their votes, people said they hope for the best for Turkey. A woman named Tijen Oğuzkaya who lives in Australia said it is the first time she cast her vote in Turkey and thanks officials for that opportunity.

Nearly 3 million Turks living abroad are eligible to vote and 90 percent of them live in these four European countries. Around 1.4 million of them are in Germany, home to nearly 3 million Turks, while up to 1 million voters are based in other European countries and smaller numbers of voters are in the United States, Asia, Africa and Oceania.