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Research on Cultural Studies

Edited By Mehmet Ali Icbay, Hasan Arslan and Francesco Sidoti

This book is a collection of papers written by researchers, lawyers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of law, communication and arts. The topics include women rights in Turkey, witness statement as evidence in Turkish law, legal regulations about organ or tissue trafficking, the new social movements in Turkey, humorous discourse on social media or the traditional country fairs in Turkey.

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The Contribution of Turkish Republic Citizens Living in The EU to The Results of Presidential Elections in 2014

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Introduction

The August 10, 2014 Presidential Election is significant in the history of the Turkish Republic because Turkish people voted directly for their president for the first time. Another important factor that makes this election so important is that Turkish citizens living abroad were able to cast their vote for the first time thanks to the abroad voting system. Since the 1980s, there are laws about voting abroad for Turkey; however, citizens living abroad were eligible to cast their votes only at customs gates until the 2014 Presidential Election. Thus this election is also important in terms of the democratic process.

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