Turkish parliament approves holding snap elections on June 24

Turkey's parliament approved on Friday a proposal to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File photo | AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File photo | AP)

ANKARA: Turkey's parliament approved on Friday a proposal to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, more than a year ahead of schedule, after President Tayyip Erdogan said they should be held early.

Parliamentarians from the opposition pro-Kurdish HDP party walked out of parliament in protest before the vote.

The remaining deputies all supported the motion.

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