International observers detained in Istanbul

Delegations of international observers have been detained while following the polling at various schools in Istanbul.

A delegation of observers from Greece has been taken into custody by police in Istanbul.

The Greek delegation was detained after being forcibly taken out of Teyfik Kurt Elementary School in Kumkapı district where they observed the polling. Members of the delegation were taken to Istanbul police directorate.

Reports are coming through that the foreign observers at İbrahim Özay Elementary School in Esenyurt, Tuna Elementary School in Bayrampaşa, Hasan Rumeli Elementary School in Bağcılar have also been detained by police.