Sunday, June 12, 2011

Turkish general elections took place in a calm environment

.- The general elections in Turkey today passed a general atmosphere of calm, but very few irregularities were reported at the close of the polls, at 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT). In Kecioren district of Ankara province, a group tried to lynch five militants of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP, the moderate Islamist) after reporting for carrying false documents to vote.

The police had to intervene and disperse the attackers with tear gas to release the five activists of the AKP trapped. In the western city of Denizli, the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP, social) reported that members of the AKP was voted in place of other people. A total of 27 people were also detained in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir, Batman and Van for voting with false documentation.

On the other hand, Turkish media reported that disabled people unable to vote in some polling stations because they were not they put up.

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