Turkey's opposition claims provocation attempts are possible after elections

Koray Aydın, the Vice Chairman of ultra-nationalist İyi (Good) Party, claimed that they’ve provided intelligence about provocation attempts that might be organized by government supporters during the vote counting for the local elections held on March 31 in Ankara
Sunday, 31 March 2019 18:43

"Party officials have received unconfirmed information regarding possible provocation attempts posing a threat to the election safety in some districts of Ankara," Koray Aydın, the Vice Chairman of ultranationalist İyi (Good) Party allied with the parliamentary main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey’s local elections held on March 31.

Stating that these provocation attempts were not only witnessed by those who are aware of the election safety but also by many citizens, Aydın noted in his statement shared on his social media account, "This situation should be seen by all government officials, particularly Minister of Internal Affairs, the Governor of Ankara, and the Chief of the Police Department, and should take all necessary measures urgently."

On March 30, the CHP Vice President Yıldırım Kaya had also stated that they received a large amount of unconfirmed information regarding the provocation attempts of some groups armed with iron rods and sticks on the election day, indicating the security concerns for the local elections in Ankara.