Counting begins now! This is the election day #TurkeyElection

So far, so good. Mostly in Kurdish areas, there were reports of irregularities but the day so far goes smoothly.

CHP İstanbul’s Chairperson cites examples of irregularities at ballot boxes BUT it is a relatively smooth day! 

Green Left Party supporters find themselves registered as Patriotic Party balloting committee members

Turkey votes: Your guide to how the electoral system works

More than 64 million people are eligible to vote in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing his toughest test in 20 years.

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hands out gifts in desperate bid to win re-election

Turkey’s opposition opens up to the hijab

In a sign of just how much Turkey has changed, Erdogan and the AK Party’s main rival in Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has cast aside its staunchly secular stance and reversed its longstanding opposition to the hijab in recent years, and assured women that their right to wear a headscarf would be protected.

Violent incidents mark final days of Turkey’s election campaign

Incidents of stone-throwing, physical attacks on election workers and gunmen shooting up party offices have all been recorded in recent weeks as Turkey heads towards knife-edge polls in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to extend his 20-year rule.

Erdoğan has wrecked Turkey’s economy – so what next? – The Conversation

Demonstrations in Istanbul against construction activity in Gezi Park, one of the last remaining green areas in the city, quickly turned into a

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