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Turkey to open polls in 54 countries for November vote

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112 polling stations at diplomatic missions to open weeks before Nov. 1 general election

Turkey is preparing voting stations for Turkish nationals living abroad, with 112 to be opened in 54 countries before the Nov. 1 general election, the country’s electoral authority said on Tuesday.

The Supreme Election Board said the overseas polls would be open between Oct. 8 and 25.

The polling stations will be located in embassies and consulates in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East although Turkish citizens will also be able to vote at diplomatic missions in places such as Thailand and China.

The November election rerun was called after the June 7 vote failed to produce a party with a majority and coalition talks proved fruitless.

Around 1 million Turks based abroad voted in the June election.

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