Turkey election: Erdogan seeks second term in hard-fought contest:
Turkish voters are going to the polls to choose whether to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a 2nd five-year term, in the most fiercely-fought elections in the country in years.
Polls opened at 08:00 (05:00 GMT) in presidential and parliamentary votes.
In case Mr. Erdogan wins, he’ll adopt major new powers that critics say will weaken the democratic rule.
However, he faces a significant challenge from center-left candidate Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
Turkey remains under a state of emergency imposed in the aftermath of a failed coup in July 2016.
These elections were originally scheduled for November 2019 but were brought forward by Mr. Erdogan.