This Sunday, 7th June 2015, there will be the 24th general election in the history of the Turkish Republic.
The politicians elected will form Turkey’s 25th Parliament. Fethiye is part of Muğla Province, which will be represented by six members of parliament from several parties, depending on the outcome.
If you live in Turkey or have visited in recent weeks you will almost certainly have seen (and heard) decorated vehicles from all the main parties driving around the streets, which are currently full of colourful bunting from some of the main parties. There have been political meetings and visits from leading politicians in Muğla and the media is full of lively debate. Most, but not all, of the parties have candidates in all of Turkey’s provinces (see list above), so it will make for a lengthy ballot paper.
On Saturday evening at 5pm all the campaigning will stop in readiness for Sunday
Turkish citizens living abroad having already caste their votes.
On Sunday, Election Day, local schools will be used as polling stations and they will be closed on Monday 8th June.
Additionally, as in every election it is officially forbidden to sell alcohol on Election Day from 6am to 6pm.
Next week Fethiye Times will be reporting on the election results and any changes to the exchange rates.