Turkish polls opened at 8AM local time for the country’s general parliamentary elections. With 550 seats at stake and plans to re-write Turkey’s constitution, Turks didn’t waste anytime casting their ballots in the central Anatolian town Eskişehir where I am observing the elections.
Young people accompanied their elderly parents and grandparents. Husbands and wives held hands. Fathers brought along their children. Women in veils came in groups. Young men who looked as if they had rolled