Turkey election: Voting abroad ends, higher turnout reported
10 May 2023 | 12:50 pm
More Turkish people living abroad have reportedly cast their vote compared to the last election in 2018. But the vote has reflected polarization in the diapsora over their support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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