HDP provincial head in northwestern Kırklareli detained at the ballot box
DHA PhotoA provincial head of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was detained for “showing resistance” to a polling clerk at a polling station in Turkey’s northwestern Kırklareli province, daily Hürriyet has reported.
HDP Kırklareli provincial head Feyaz Şahin was detained for rejecting to show his observer’s card and engaging in a quarrel with a polling clerk.
Reports claimed Şahin threatened the clerk, though further details are unavailable with regards to the content of his threat.
A board member of Kırklareli University’s Student Cultural Association, Adnan Kurt, was also detained alongside Şahin.
The cause for their detainment was announced as “opposing electoral law” and “resisting a commissioned officer.”