Ruling AK party seeks two-thirds majority in parliament, aiming to replace parliamentary system with a presidential one.
Al Jazeera, By Umut Uras, June 7
Voters in Turkey are casting their ballots in a parliamentary election that could lead to fundamental changes in how the country is governed.
Sunday’s election is being held amid strong economic promises and debates on the Kurdish issue.
The polls are to open at 8am local time (0500GMT) and close at 5pm (1400GMT), with non-official results expected by the end of the day.
The political atmosphere is tense, with bombings targeting the country’s Kurdish-oriented left-wing party and harsh rhetoric emanating from party leaders and the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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