Posters call on believers to avoid voting in northern Turkey
ADAPAZARI – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoPeople have been asked to avoid voting in the upcoming general elections with posters that read “Do not vote and worship another creator but God” in the northern province of Adapazarı.
Each poster says voting means taking another creator other than God and refers to a law enacted by the Turkish Parliament (TMBB) that alcoholic drinks could be served and sold with official certificates and permits.
“Those who have faith [in God]! Wine, gambling, idolatry, fortune telling and symbols of luck are all evil. Stay away from all these to reach salvation,” the posters said, quoting a verse from Quran.
The posters, titled “Call to Tawhid,” were seen on multiple places in central Adapazarı, such as streets, walls and power distribution units.
On the bottom of the posters are also the names of several websites behind the posters.