Probe launched into neighborhood heads who attended CHP meeting in central Turkey
NEVŞEHİRAn investigation has been launched into the local neighborhood heads who participated in a meeting organized by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in the Gülşehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir.
The Gülşehir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launched a probe into 50 village heads for “gathering without permission” after they attended the meeting organized by CHP assembly member Hakkı Süha Okay regarding the April 16 referendum on shifting to an executive presidential system.
Some 83 village heads participated in the meeting on March 21, where Okay said he would be voting “no” in the referendum. The meeting was also attended by Kartal District Mayor Altınok Öz and Gaziemir District Mayor Halil İbrahim Şenol.
Police obtained the testimonies of the village heads as part of the investigation.
Speaking after the investigation was announced, Okay said that “in order to prevent ‘no’ votes, all state institutions are in force.”
“Despite all of this, ‘no’ votes will prevail in the referendum,” he added.