Germany: Expats cast votes for Turkish general election in Berlin

SOT, journalist: «What is going to happen after the vote?» SOT, Muhammet Mustafa Celik, General Consul of Turkey (German): «The ballots will be stored until June 20 under supervision of the three strongest political powers in the Turkish parliament CHP, MHP and HDP. These commission members of the three parties together with us will bring the ballots to Turkey on 20 June, under the supervision... Еще of the respective members of the parties.» The general election kicked off early for the Turkish diaspora, with thousands of citizens queuing outside the consulate to cast their vote in Berlin on Thursday. Some 1.4 million Turks are registered voters in Germany with around 10 percent of them set to cast their vote in the capital. By noon, hundreds of Turks had already cast their votes in Berlin, according to officials. The consulate expects a turnout of about 50-60 percent, according to the General Consul Muhammet Mustafa Celik. When asked about the pros and cons of a presidential system and the future of Turkey, voters showed mixed reactions with some stating it is important to block the move by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while others insisted that the presidential system will bring more stability. The Turkish general elections will take place on June 24.

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