Kemal Kilikdaroglu, who is challenging President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was voted for by about 73 percent of Turkish citizens living in Finland who have the right to vote.
Turkish citizens living in Finland voted the most for Kemal Kilikdaroglu, the opposition candidate in Turkey’s presidential election.
Kilicdaroglu, who is challenging President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was voted for by about 73 percent of Turkish citizens living in Finland who have the right to vote, according to official preliminary results compiled by HaberTürk newspaper. Only a little over 23 percent of voters in Finland voted for Erdogan.
Turkish nationalist Sinan Oganya received less than three percent of the vote, and Muharram Ince, who later withdrew from the election, received only one percent of the vote.
Turkey’s presidential elections also brought Turks to the polls abroad: the percentage of voting reached almost 88 even abroad.
The results are in line with previous Turkish election results, where Turks living in Finland have generally voted for the opposition, especially parties representing Kurds. Also in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, the majority of votes from Finland went to the Kurdish-led HDP party and Kilikdaroglu’s opposition coalition.
Also in Sweden, Kilikdaroglu received more votes than Erdogan, but by a much smaller margin. About 53 percent of Swedish Turks voted for Kilikdaroglu, and about 44.5 percent voted for Erdogan.
For example, in Germany, Belgium and France, Erdogan was supported by a clear majority of Turkish citizens living in the countries.
According to last year’s statistics, there are more than 6,700 Turkish citizens living in Finland. There has been a slight increase in the numbers year after year.