As of today, Saturday, May 20, 2023, Turkish citizens living abroad can vote for the second round of the Turkish presidential election.

Incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the most votes in the first round of elections on May 14, but narrowly fell short of winning an absolute majority of more than 50% to avoid a runoff.

Erdogan will now square off against Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who came second in the first round.

In Turkey, some 61 million voters will go to the polls on May 28 to choose between the two candidates.

It is the first time in the history of Turkey that a second round will be held to elect a president.

Abroad, around 3.4 million voters are eligible to participate in the second round of voting. The largest diaspora is in Germany, where about 3 million people with Turkish roots live. Of this group, approximately 1.5 million are eligible to vote in Turkish elections.

In Germany, Turkish voters have until May 24 to cast their ballots at 17 polling stations, according to the Turkish election authority.

In Berlin, according to the Turkish embassy, ​​people can also vote until Wednesday at the Turkish consulate general in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district.

The embassy says Turks and people with dual German and Turkish citizenship from Berlin and Brandenburg can vote as long as they are already registered before the first round of voting.

According to the embassy, ​​about 64,000 voters cast their ballots at the consulate general in the first round.

The Turkish Federation of Berlin-Bradenburg (TBB) says both factions are mobilizing their supporters in Berlin for the second round of the presidential election.

In the first round of voting, around 65% of voters in Germany voted for Erdogan, meaning the outgoing president fared better in Germany and other countries than in Turkey.