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Turnout among Turkish expatriates voting abroad for the first time fell short of expectations, officials said Monday, with just 8 percent of those eligible taking part in a presidential election which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to win.Expatriates can, however, still vote at customs offices on Turkey's borders until the election is held Aug. 10, potentially lifting the final turnout.Internationally the level of expatriates who vote in elections is generally around the 10-15 percent level, another senior Turkish official said, although a higher level had been anticipated in this vote.Some 53 million people can vote in the election, including 2.77 million abroad, of which 2.45 million are in Europe.
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