The head of Türkiye’s Supreme Election Council (YSK), Ahmet Yener, told reporters that voting had ended as of 5 p.m. local time and that no issues were reported.
“No negative issues have been reported following Türkiye’s presidential elections,” he said, adding that objections have been handled by relevant authorities.
Polls just closed in #TurkeyElections . This was the very first "second round" to pick a president. Since there are only two choices, a very simple ballot, results are expected pretty soon#TurkeyElections 🇹🇷 #Secim
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— Turkish Elections 2023 (@BstBdm) May 28, 2023
More than 64.1 million people are registered to vote, including over 1.92 million who had already cast their ballots at overseas polling stations.
A total of 191,885 ballot boxes were set up for voters in the country.
Voters chose between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is seeking reelection, and main opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Overseas voting was held until May 24. As for customs gates, voters could cast their ballots until domestic polling stations closed on Sunday at 5 p.m. local time (2 p.m. GMT).
Voting has ended across Türkiye for round two of the country's presidential elections. The polls were opened at 0800 am local time (0500GMT) and closed at 1700 pm (1400GMT).#Secim #RecepTayyipErdogan #KemalKılıcdaroglu#TurkeyElections #earthquake #Erdogan #تركيا_تنتخب pic.twitter.com/wzLo5DfLGl
— سحر (@BE_A_TRUE_MUSLM) May 28, 2023
Millions of voters went to the polls on May 14 to elect the country’s president and members of the 600-seat Parliament.
Erdoğan’s People’s Alliance won a majority against the opposition’s six-party Nation Alliance in Parliament.
As the voting ended, President Erdoğan tweeted “thank you” to his supporters who worked as observers at the polling stations “since the early hours of the morning.”
“I call upon all my brothers and sisters to stand by the ballot boxes until the results are officially confirmed. It is now time to safeguard the nation’s will!” he tweeted.
Source: Daily Sabah
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