Local Elections in Turkey



3 weeks later we are going to vote for our reeve (mukhtar), district mayor and provincial mayor in Turkey. These are simply local elections however nowadays all of the parliament members including Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, the President, are on ways to gather more votes. They are acting like this is a general election. The party in power, AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) (In English: JDP Justice and Development Party), is feeling that the people are not believing in them anymore. They are ruling the country for 17 years and the result is clear. Everyone who against them is terrorist according to them. They called simply farmer and stallholder as a terrorist and opened government vegetable stalls nowadays. I mentioned this here. Pleace click on to read.

In Turkey we are so used to elections because at least every two years we are going to ballot boxes. Last elections in Turkey were presidential and parliamentary elections which were held on June 24, 2018.

I don't have a political view. I don't trust to politicians anyway. They are all so liar. They are not keeping their words and they are not doing anything for the people. If a politician did some good and useful thing for someone or the people, do not forget that he could also take advantage from it.

Deputy means "milletvekili" in Turkish. "Milletvekili" means "representative of nation (people)" however they are not representing us, at least me.

In Turkey, if you are older than 18 you have a right to vote. As you know there are 4 millions Syrian refugees in Turkey. Süleyman Soylu, Interior Minister, said that 53,099 Syrians, who acquired Turkish citizenship, will be able to vote in the local elections. This is not acceptable for me. Why are they voting? Why did you give them Turkish citizenship?

I am going to finish my writing now however I want to ask something to you. Is there anyone from Japan here? As far as I read, in Japan, only literate people have rigths to vote. Is it true that illiterate ones can not vote.

Do you have any elections in future in your country? Please comment and share your thougths with us.


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    1. Thanks Christine! We will see 17 days later if it is a good luck or bad luck! Maybe an April fool for us!

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  2. Hope everything goes smoothly throughout the election.

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  3. Hi, Recep! Thank you for visiting my blog. I have never been to Turkey, but I would really like to see your country. It's hard not to be disillusioned with politicians these days. In the US we are already caught up in the 2020 presidential election. Good luck with the elections in your country!

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    1. Every year we are having elections. So we will not be surprised if the government backdate the upcoming elections for 2020.

      Thanks for the comment Fundy Blue.

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    2. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
      I like your blog, interesting topics.
      Thought the up coming election was a major one, you have enlightened me greatly. Thank you. Trust all goes well.

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    3. Thanks for visiting my blog Margaret...

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  4. Hope the election goes smoothly and the best one gets elected.

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