In Turkey, voters are going to the polls in local elections.
More than 50 million people are eligible to cast their ballots. The voting is considered a litmus test for the ruling AK party. The election results will have implications for the future of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. Erdogan has been rallying for his favorite candidates for several weeks. He has turned the municipal elections into a referendum on his 11-year-rule.