AKP's referendum violations and pressures continue
AKP's referendum violations and pressures continue as voting has ended in North Kurdistan and is about to end in Turkey.
Village headman A.İ. is reported to have collected the IDs of his relatives and many other civilians and voted on their behalf in Alakamış village in Şırnak's İdil district.
A woman living in the village and refusing to give her name due to security concerns stated that the village headman and village guards threaten many families at the polls so that they vote 'Yes.'
It came out that “Yes” marked stamps were used at several of the 159 ballot boxes set up in Hatay's Reyhanlı district. Following the denouncement of the case to the District Election Board, the stamps were collected and replaced with a “Choice” marked one.
Regarding on the use of “Yes” marked stamps as opposed to the “Choice” at several ballots, Supreme Election Board president said these votes will be accepted as valid.
HDP Party Assembly member Semra Uzunok was detained at the school she cast her vote in Karaağaç village in İzmir's Buca district and taken to Bayraklı Court House.
Muş Provincial Director of National Education Metin İlci is reportedly pressurizing school principles via text messages to make them vote 'Yes'.
A vehicle playing 'Yes' songs and carrying a 'Yes' flag entered the garden of a school in Esenyurt as voting continues.
People in cars with state-owned license plates distributed lunch to observers from the AKP in Dikmen Industrial Occupational School.
Former Yeni Şafak columnist Ali Bayramoğlu, who had declared that he would vote 'No', was attacked after he cast his vote.
Vehicles without license plates appeared during this election as well. A vehicle without a license plate was spotted in the garden of Bey-koop Ali Cebi Middle School in Esenyurt, Istanbul but police refused to intervene the car.
Footage went viral on social media showing Syrian citizens who do not know Turkish being made to cast votes.