Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ahead in presidential elections with 62% of votes counted, according to state media, BBC reports.
Mr Erdogan has 56%, and his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is on 29%.
If Mr Erdogan wins more than 50% of the overall vote, he will be declared the winner and avoid the need for a second round of voting.
As well as the presidency, voters are also choosing members of parliament. Mr Erdogan’s party is ahead in that poll.
Turkey remains under a state of emergency imposed in the aftermath of a failed coup in July 2016.
These elections were originally scheduled for November 2019 but were brought forward by Mr Erdogan.
He is seeking a second term as president, and would govern under a new constitution which grants the president new powers.
Mr Erdogan was prime minister for 11 years before becoming president in 2014.