During this very critical political phase, Turkish voting stations witnessed a high turnout of voters that reached over 43 million for the current legislative elections.
These elections would boost Turkey's democracy, said Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who hoped that security and peace would prevail in the country.
He noted the accomplishments of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) since it has assumed power in 2001.
Polls have suggested that AKP will win over 300 parliamentary seats, while opposing Republican Party would win 100 seats and 70 will go to the National Movement Party.
Some Kurdish-allied candidates are expected to win some of the 550 parliamentary seats.
Erdogan called for the elections months ahead of the original date, November 3, 2007, after the party's failure to secure the presidential post for current party member, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Temmuz 2007, 09:33