As voting for Turkey’s crucial national elections is about to begin for citizens living abroad, the country’s pro-Kurdish opposition party continues its election campaign internationally.
There are 52 electoral districts in which citizens living in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and African countries will vote. The external election coordination team of the Green Left Party, through which the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will participate in the elections due to an ongoing court case calling for its closure, has established election offices and commissions in these districts as part of its election campaign.
Election commissions are organising public meetings in every district, and visits to homes and businesses are also ongoing. Green Left Party stalls are set up where voters are informed about the upcoming elections. Organisations contributing to the party’s external election coordination will also help voters with transport to the polling stations.
Four hundred Green Left Party representatives have been assigned by the election coordination team to ensure that the voting process is fair and secure. In addition, thousands of observers are being trained to monitor voting at the polling stations. According to the team, more than 3,000 observers have already completed the seminars, and applications are still open to those who wish to become observers .
Over 3,400,000 voters will cast their votes abroad in Turkey’s general elections, where external voting will start on 27 April and end on 9 May.