Turkey goes to the polls ahead of key elections on November 1. For those Turks living in Europe the campaign is already in full-swing. As many as
Turkey goes to the polls ahead of key elections on November 1.
For those Turks living in Europe the campaign is already in full-swing.
As many as three million Turks live in Germany something the political parties back home cannot ignore.
The leader of the HDP Kurdish party Selahaddin Demirtas has been speaking in Frankfurt.
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“I think it will be a similar result to last time. Maybe the ruling AKP and CHP will form a coalition,” said one Turk in Germany.
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Those turks living in Europe get the opportunity to vote early with ballots accepted between the 8 and 25 of October.
Our correspondent in Frankfurt Zeki Saatchi says: “The sheer number of voters registered abroad makes up 5 per cent of the total electorate. This can help the HDP pass the vital 10 percent threshold to get into parliament or assist the AKP to get an absolute majority.”