The field is set for the general elections in Turkey, Erdogan visits Hagia Sophia and Kılıçdaroğlu tours Atatürk Museum.

Ankara: The stage is set for presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey, with a tough competition between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

According to details, the voting process for the general elections in Turkey has begun, through which the election for the president and parliament for a five-year term will be held. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces his biggest political challenge of two decades in power.

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24 parties and 151 independent candidates are participating in the elections for 600 seats in the parliament. However, President Erdogan’s competition is with the opposition alliance leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Both leaders have campaigned vigorously, with the last day of the campaign culminating in a historic prayer at Hagia Sophia Mosque by the President and his supporters, and the opposition leader Kemal touring the Atatürk Museum.

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According to Turkish media, the presidential candidate will need to get more than 50% of the vote for success. If not, there will be a runoff between the two candidates who receive the most votes on May 28.

More than 60 million voters are participating in the polls.

Abdul Rehman

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