Voter turnout in Turkey's elections exceeds 88%
88.19 percent of eligible voters cast votes in Turkey, while 45.5% voted at foreign embassies in 73 countries and border crossings.
According to the TRT network, the preliminary turnout in Turkey's presidential and legislative elections on Sunday exceeded 88% at home and 45% overseas.
According to the broadcaster, 88.19% of eligible voters cast votes in Turkey, while 45.5% voted at foreign embassies in 73 countries and border crossings. The turnout is being constantly updated as more ballots are counted.
With around 44% of Sunday's election ballots counted, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was leading his secular competitor, according to state media, albeit the numbers were subject to significant change.
According to the Haberturk broadcaster, the People's Alliance, which includes the ruling Justice and Development Party, is obtaining 68% of the seats in parliament after 2.8% of the ballot boxes have been counted. The ruling party receives 48.6% of the vote, or 363 seats in parliament, and receives 67.9% of the vote and nearly 450 mandates with its coalition partner, the Nationalist Movement Party.
According to the broadcaster, the opposition Nation Alliance received more than 21% of the vote.
After 35.87% of the votes were tallied, Recep Tayyip Erdogan led with 53.17%, followed by Kamal Klçdarolu with 40.88%.
973 districts and 1,094 district election boards will hold a total of 191,885 ballot boxes to elect a new president and fresh members of parliament, who will serve a term of five years.
Hundreds of supervisors were reportedly deployed to the 50,000 polling stations since 8 am this morning.
In addition to the observers appointed by the parties, the Council of Europe sent 350 supervisors to oversee the election process.