Turkish expats in Iran cast vote in presidential, parliamentary elections

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – Turkish nationals residing in Iran went to polling stations devised in Iran to cast their votes to take part in presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Turks living in Iran have turned out at polling stations in Tehran, Tabriz, and Urmia to cast their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday. Since 9:00 a.m. local time they have been allowed in stations and, according to Turkish ambassador to Tehran, till 09:00 p.m. Tehran’s time the Turkish expatriates will be welcomed to cast their votes in stations.

Around 1100 Turkish nationals live in Iran and out of this number 830 are living in Tehran.

The Turkish envoy to Tehran told the media that the Turkish travelling on Sunday are allowed to vote while crossing the border checkpoints.

Collecting votes from Turkish expatriates will continue till June 19, while border crossing points will continue collecting votes till June 24, the day on which the elections will be generally held inside Turkey.

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