Shooting occurs during elections in Turkey’s Malatya

  31 March 2019    Read: 942
  Shooting occurs during elections in Turkey’s Malatya

Shooting occurred in Puturge district of Turkey’s Malatya province during the municipal elections, according to the Turkish media. 

Two people were killed in a shootout. The cause of the incident has not been reported.

The municipal elections are being held in Turkey today.

Thirteen political parties are taking part in the municipal elections. These include the Felicity Party (SP), the Independent Turkey Party (Bağımsız Türkiye Partisi), the Communist Party of Turkey (Türkiye Komünist Partisi), the Patriotic Party (Vatan Partisi), the Great Unity Party (Büyük Birlik Partisi), Free Cause Party (Hür Dava Partisi), Republican People’s Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi), Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi), Democratic Party (Demokrat Parti), Nationalist Movement Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi), Iyi Party (İYİ Parti), Peoples’ Democratic Party (Halkların Demokratik Partisi) and Democratic Left Party (Demokratik Sol Parti).

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan nominated the candidacy of ex-Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci for the post of the head of the Izmir municipality, as well as the candidacy of Binali Yildirim for the post of the head of the Istanbul municipality.

Municipal elections are held every 5 years in Turkey.

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