Turkey Prepares for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections with Temporary Prohibitions in Place
On June 23rd, Turkey will hold two crucial elections; the Presidential Election and the 28th Term Parliamentary Election. The polls will open at 8 AM and close at 5 PM. Restrictions will also be put in place to ensure that citizens are not influenced or swayed by external factors on election day.
One of these measures is a temporary prohibition on the sale of alcoholic beverages for the entire day, starting at 6 AM until midnight. Public entertainment venues such as coffee shops, cafes, and internet cafes will also be closed on election day, while entertainment venues that serve meals can remain open.
In addition, there is a ban on carrying weapons in settlements, except for those who are responsible for maintaining security and order. Weddings can only be held after 6 PM on election day.
To further ensure the fairness of the election, a propaganda ban will begin at 6 PM the day before the elections and last for 24 hours. During this time, no news or broadcasts containing election propaganda will be allowed. Only news and communiqués from the Supreme Board of Elections will be published between 6 PM and 9 PM, after which all broadcasts will be allowed, unless decided otherwise by the YSK.
Turkish citizens are urged to follow these temporary restrictions and to exercise their right to vote. It is seen as a crucial moment for the country, as the outcome will determine the direction it takes for the next few years.