On June 24, Turkey’s citizens will vote in two crucial elections: one to elect their president, with a runoff held on July 8 if needed, and one to elect members of the Turkish parliament in a single round of voting. Both elections will be held sixteen months earlier than the normal voting schedule and under a prolonged state of emergency. Many view this as a preemptive move by the country’s incumbent, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to win ballots ahead of difficult times for the Turkish economy.
Imprisoned presidential candidate @hdpdemirtas will give a campaign speech from his prison cell (this is a first in the world?) and this will be broadcast via HDP social media feeds at 11:00 today. https://t.co/OezKS2yGX8
— Has Avrat (@hasavrat) June 6, 2018
E-Rally of HDP’s Demirtaş who is in prison:
— HDP (@HDPgenelmerkezi) June 6, 2018
The MHP's election advert map, showing the uncontested* borders of Turkey.
*may not be true pic.twitter.com/SWSQt96XLi
— Ankaralı Jan (@06JAnk) June 6, 2018