Turkish voters are far more informed about the political choices they make then they are given credit for outside of Turkey.
Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in high-stakes polls that saw Erdogan win 52.5 percent in the presidential poll, based on a 98 percent vote count.
About 56 million people are eligible to vote in Turkey's historic presidential and parliamentary elections. In a first, mobile voting booths are available for the handicapped, as well as the elderly.
When it comes to covering Turkey much of the Western media are mainly focused on emotional and superficial reporting. The readers in the end lose out on informed and balanced information.
Turkey is home to millions of migrants and refugees, especially Syrians. As politicians create policies that have an impact on migrants and refugees, these communities hope for a favourable outcome in the elections.
Russia and Turkey have managed to build a pragmatic relationship despite diverging interests and a historical regional rivalry. It's in both countries interest that it survives past elections.
The US-Turkey relationship has always had ups and downs, but the two countries have several shared interests that should keep the relationship solid at its core, especially after Turkey goes to the polls.
Turkey's political discourse has markedly changed from previous elections. The need to gather a popular majority for a presidential candidate is forcing parties to broaden their appeal with more inclusive messaging.
Post-election Turkey provides a great opportunity for the country to move from an emerging economy, to a fully industrialised nation.
With election activities in full swing, party flags, posters and campaign tents of political parties across Istanbul portray a contentious political atmosphere ahead of Turkey's upcoming polls.
Turkey will choose its new president and MPs on June 24 and will become a presidential republic from a parliamentary one, as a result of last year's referendum. Here we explain the changes that will come into effect following the elections.
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