Polls open for Turkish voters living in Germany
08 June 2018 | 3:17 pm
Turkish citizens living in Germany have begun early voting in the country's presidential and parliamentary elections. Some 60,000 voters in the German capital are expected to cast their ballots. Turkey itself goes to the polls on June 24th.
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