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Turkish expats in Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, casting votes in Türkiye’s elections

Turkish citizens living in Lithuania, Belarus, and Estonia began casting ballots on Saturday in Türkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14.

In Estonia, where over 776 Turkish nationals are eligible to cast their votes in polling stations set up in the Turkish Embassy in Tallinn.

In Lithuania, 795 eligible voters are turning to the polling stations established in the Turkish Embassy in Vilnius.

A total of 644 Turkish citizens in Belarus are eligible to vote at the polling station set up in the Turkish Embassy in Minsk.

Voting will continue through 9 p.m. local time in the three countries on Sunday, May 7.

Voting in Türkiye itself will take place on Sunday, May 14. Voters will choose between four presidential hopefuls: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking reelection, main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Muharrem Ince, and Sinan Ogan.

Meanwhile, 24 political parties and 151 independent candidates are vying for seats in the 600-member Turkish parliament.

About 3.41 million Turkish citizens are eligible to vote abroad, where voting has already begun in some countries.

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