Voting in the Presidential 2nd round abroad continued with intense participation at the weekend.
Votes were cast with a record turnout in the consulates general of Cologne, Essen, Düsseldorf and Münster in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where the highest number of Turkish voters are found in Germany.
Citizens who wanted to vote at the Consulate General in Essen city due to the weekend formed a long queue.
“There is no other country in the world that organizes such an organization”
President of Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) Abdullah Eren visited the Essen Consulate General Election Center.
YTB President Eren stated that they were pleased with the intense interest of the citizens in the ballot box and said, “There is no other country in the world that organizes such an organization.”
Drawing attention to “the size of Turkey’s voting organization abroad,” Eren continued as follows:
“I call on all our citizens to protect democracy, regardless of their political views, and to a democracy feast. No country in the world brings such ballots to citizens in 73 countries and 167 voting centers abroad. There is a tremendous organization. Here we thank our foreign ministry, embassy and consulate generals. “
Consul General Taylan Özgür Aydın: Turnout has doubled in our constituency
Taylan Özgür Aydın, Turkey’s Consul General to Essen, emphasized that the turnout reached a record level and used the following statements:
“We see that there is an increasing interest across Europe. Compared to the first round, there is more than double the turnout in terms of the duty region of the Consulate General of Essen in daily votes. We increased the number of ballot boxes to 33 today. We saw a great interest from our citizens. We increased the number of ballot boxes with the permission and contribution of our state. In return, our citizens showed their favor and came to vote.”
Citizens who want to vote in Germany will be able to vote until 22:00 on Wednesday, May 24.
News: Bulent Donmez