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4 arrested over vote rigging in SE Turkey

Legal proceeding initiated over assaults in Sanliurfa province, says provincial public prosecutor

24.06.2018
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SANLIURFA, Turkey

Four people were arrested on Sunday over alleged vote rigging in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa.

Legal proceedings have commenced against the assaults in Suruc district, said Sadi Dogan, the provincial public prosecutor.

There is an attempt to create a "distorted and exaggerated perception" regarding Suruc district after the incidents on June 14, said the provincial governor's office in a separate statement.

It added that administrative and judicial investigation is continuing regarding the June 14 incident.

All necessary measures have been taken to ensure security during elections in Suruc, said Governor Abdullah Erin.

"Our people should be at ease. Reports of deaths during incidents in Suruc district do not reflect reality. Necessary response has been given to the sides that were at conflict for a short period of time," he added.

Reporting by Yasin Dikme; Writing by Merve Aydogan and Sadik Kedir Abdu

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