Turkish president casts his vote in Istanbul

Baku, June 24, AZERTAC

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday cast his vote in Istanbul.

He arrived at Saffet Cebi Elementary School in Uskudar district accompanied by First Lady Emine Erdogan, Anadolu Agency reports.

Speaking to reporters after casting his vote, Erdogan praised the high voter turnout, and said so far 150 voters voted at the ballot box he voted at.

"It [turnout] displays how advanced Turkish democracy is and how developed its democratic maturity is.

"Turkey is experiencing a democratic revolution with this election," he added.

Turkish voters are casting their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Voting started at 8.00 a.m. local time (0500GMT) and will continue through 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT).

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