The voting process for the second round of Turkey’s presidential election started at overseas representations and customs gates on Saturday.
Around 3.4 million Turkish citizens residing abroad, out of a total electorate surpassing 64 million, have the eligibility to vote from overseas.
Overseas voters can cast their ballots at representations until 24 May, while voting at customs gates is open until 17:00 on 28 May.
The Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) has set up 167 polling stations across 73 countries to facilitate the election process.
Voting times for overseas voters in some countries with a high opposition lead had initially been reduced, resulting in the risk of hundreds of thousands of voters not being able to cast their ballots in the second round of Turkey’s presidential elections. However, the voting window was restored after an objection from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
Voters have the flexibility to choose any designated representation or polling station without requiring an appointment. Once the voting process is complete, the ballots will be securely transported to Turkey under strict security measures.