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Opposition leaders cast votes in Turkey

Main opposition presidential candidate Muharrem Ince cast his vote in northwestern Yalova province

Fatih Hafız Mehmet   | 24.06.2018
Opposition leaders cast votes in Turkey Chairman of Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu casts his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary and presidential elections, in Ankara ( Evrim Aydın - Anadolu Agency )

Ankara

By Metin Tokgoz, Yavuz Emrah Sever and Erhan Erdogan 

ANKARA 

Turkey's opposition leaders cast their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday. 

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu cast his vote in capital Ankara, while newly-found Good (IYI) Party leader and presidential candidate Meral Aksener voted in Istanbul.

Speaking to reporters, Kilicdaroglu said all civil servants should do their jobs.

"As our friends near the ballot boxes fulfill their responsibilities, we do not have any concern regarding democracy," Kilicdaroglu said.

He said so far "no serious problems" were reported during the nationwide vote.

Speaking to reporters, Aksener said she wished the election would reflect free will of the voters.

CHP's presidential candidate Muharrem Ince cast his vote in northwestern Yalova province.  

Ince said he would leave for Ankara and wait near the Supreme Election Council. 

Voting started at 8.00 a.m. local time (0500GMT) and will continue through 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT). 

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