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Erdoğan supporters flock to streets to celebrate election victory

Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) flocked to the streets across Turkey late June 24 to celebrate their victory. Click through for the story in photos...

HDP passes electoral threshold, keeps seats in parliament

The Kurdish-issue focused Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) managed to get more than 10 percent of the votes in Turkey's June 24 elections, passing the national election threshold.

Turkey's leap toward authoritarianism

Should President Recep Tayyip Erdogan be re-elected, he will serve until 2023, whereby he will have governed Turkey for 20 of the 100 years since the modern Turkish state was founded. Whether he is re-elected or not, however, Erdogan has already radically changed Turkey and the country's future depends on these elections.

Voters take pets to polling stations in Turkey's landmark twin elections

Some of the 56 million registered voters across Turkey took their pets to the polling stations in the landmark snap presidential and legislative elections. The pets certainly helped put smiles on the faces of fellow voters and personnel on duty.

Tallest girl votes in Turkish elections

The one-time world's tallest teenage girl voted in Turkey's elections on June 24, local media reported. 

Tune in for live results of Turkish elections

Millions of citizens will be voting today until 5 p.m. local time at 180,065 ballot boxes in all 81 provinces of Turkey and live results will be here at Hürriyet Daily News after the first ballots are counted.

Turkish Cypriots hit polls in local elections

Voting began in Turkish Cyprus for local elections on June 24. The voting is taking place as Turkey hits the polls around in all 81 provinces across the country in landmark presidential and parliamentary elections.

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

The elections will also usher in a powerful new executive presidency long sought by Erdogan and backed by a small majority of Turks in a 2017 referendum.

Turkey Votes as Erdogan Seeks to Strengthen Power

The elections were scheduled as politically-divided Turkey was facing a growing economic and social crisis, a widening rift with the West, the ongoing migrant crisis and continuing involvement in military operations in Syria and Iraq.