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As Countdown begins for Turkey’s local elections, our Election Database project, SeçimTürk is on!

Seçimtürk has always been a collaborative project. In its various forms, students contributed significantly as part of their course work. However, this year I am away. I will need more off-campus people to achieve a better information hub. So far, Beyhes Evren, Serhatcan Yurdam, Aslı Özsoy, and Aslı Telli promised to contribute. I am all open to suggestions!

A special page for the 2019 local elections is here. From that page, you can reach all relevant news in Turkish I collect, a Photo album and public opinion poll results. I hope that Photo album will eventually gather photos from all over the country. Geo-tagged photos can be used in mapping in future. There will be other section in the page along with new additions to existing pages. Let’s see how it goes…

In other news:

Countdown begins for Turkey’s local elections

The countdown for Turkey’s local polls – set to be held on March 31 – kicked off on Jan. 1, according to an electoral calendar released by the Supreme Election Council.

More than 6,000 electors are over 100 years old: CHP

There are currently 6,389 electors above the age of 100 in Turkey, according an analysis prepared by the main opposition
At least 53,000 Syrians will be able to vote in Turkey’s local elections to be held on March 31, Turkish interior minister said on Jan. 19.
Reuters – Ali Kucukgocmen – Jan 18, 8:30 AM

ISTANBULISTANBUL (Reuters) – A first-time voter aged 165 and a thousand voters all listed at the same apartment are registered on Turkey’s electoral roll for local elections in March, according to opposition parties who say that voting lists are…

For the first time in Turkey’s local elections, a Russian-born candidate has been nominated independently to run for mayor of the southern province of Antalya’s Alanya district.

7 Kurdish Parties Form Alliance for Local Elections

Releasing a joint declaration ahead of local elections on March 31, seven Kurdish political parties, movements and

13 Parties to Participate in Local Elections, Excluded Parties Criticize Election Council

13 political parties will compete in the local elections on March 31, the Supreme Election Council has announced.
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