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Turks Abroad Begin Voting In Landmark Presidential Election

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July 31, 2014 AT 8:26 AM
Turks in Germany streamed into Berlin's Olympic stadium on Thursday, seizing the chance to vote from abroad for the first time in an election Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hopes will make him Turkey's first directly-elected president. Turkey itself goes to the polls on Aug. 10 to choose between Erdogan and two opposition candidates. But expatriates - in the past allowed to vote only at Turkey's borders - are casting their ballots over the next four days.