Turkish police seize four sacks of votes in Urfa

Turkish police had to fire into the air to stop a vehicle they had been tipped off was being used to rig the election in Suruç, Urfa province, left-wing newspaper Evrensel said.

Four sacks filled with pre-stamped voting papers were found in the car plate number 27 BSU 52, and its three passengers were arrested.

Police had been tipped off that the votes were to be switched in for the real votes in order to help fix the election.

Following the arrests, Justice and Development Party parliamentarian İbrahim Halil Yıldız, who has already been accused of bloc voting at other ballot boxes in the Suruç district, arrived on the scene and spoke with police.