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Over 53,000 Syrians to vote in Turkey's elections

53,099 Syrians, who have acquired Turkish citizenship, will be able to vote in local elections, interior minister says.
19.01.2019 - 12:49


Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu made the remarks in the southeastern province of Mardin where he attended an election safety meeting.


Süleyman Soylu said that 53,099 Syrians, who acquired Turkish citizenship, will be able to vote in the local elections. "On election day 547,000 security forces will be on duty," he said.

Soylu also said that Turkey assigned 6,680 additional security personnel in 11 provinces and 12 districts to avoid the PKK terror group's threat and pressure against Turkish citizens to vote freely.

Local elections are set to be held across Turkey on March 31, 2019, in order to designate the local authorities. Election campaigning will end on the evening of March 30, a day before the election.

Last elections in Turkey were presidential and parliamentary elections which were held on June 24, 2018.