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On June 7, Turkish citizens will head to the polls to elect Deputies to the 550-member Grand National Assembly (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi, or TBMM). With electoral victories in the previous three TBMM contests, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has announced its intent to instate a presidential system in Turkey.
On November 1, 2015, Turkish voters will return to the polls to vote in their second election this year for the Grand National Assembly (TBMM).
The Republic of Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum on Sunday, April 16. This will be the sixth constitutional referendum in the country since the passage of the 1982 constitution.
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On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz participated in a joint Capitol Hill briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on “Turkey Post-Referendum: Institutions and Human Rights.”
On March 31, citizens of Turkey went to the polls to elect mayors, provincial council members, municipal council members in cities and mukhtars and members of council of elders in rural areas. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Turkey: 2019 Local Elections.