An election observer and another person were both murdered in cold blood at a fight in a school-based polling station in eastern Turkey Sunday as voting got underway in Turkey’s local elections.
A local governor office said: “Two of our citizens lost their lives as a result of a dispute at the ballot box around 10.00 am (0700 GMT)” in the Puturge district of Malatya”
Security forces arrested four suspects in connection with the deaths, the governor’s office added.
The violence took place as Turks voted in a grassroots support test for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Experts say the AKP could lose Ankara, and even Istanbul, in the municipal poll.