Voting underway in presidential runoff in Türkiye
STORY: Voting underway in presidential runoff in Türkiye
DATELINE: May 28, 2023
1. various of the voting in Ankara
2. SOUNDBITE (English): ZEYNEP CERMEN, Xinhua reporter
STANDUP (English): ZEYNEP CERMEN, Xinhua reporter
"Turkish voters started to cast their ballots on Sunday as of 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) local time for the second round of the presidential election.
In Istanbul, the country's largest city with around 11 million eligible voters, many people already showed up at the polling stations before the start.
Over 31,000 ballot boxes have been set up across all 39 districts.
The second round is expected to be a knife-edge contest between the incumbent president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the joint opposition candidate, Kemal Kilicdaroglu.
Turkish people will either decide to continue with Erdogan for another five-year term or vote for change and elect Kilicdaroglu. A six-party opposition bloc and several other minor parties back Kilic
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