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Shopkeeper taken under custody for revealing his vote would be “NO” at referendum

A Turkish citizen running a liquor store in the city of Bursa was taken into custody for professing to vote for “No” in the referendum that is expected to be held for constitutional amendments package most likely in early April, according to reports in “Sol” news portal. Shopkeeper Atabek has been released after a trial held.

Haydar Atabek, who has been running a liquor store located in Selcuk Bey street in the Yıldırım district of Bursa province, wrangled with one of his clients regarding the referendum at around 11.30 AM.

Saying that one should vote for “No” in the referendum, Atabek was reported to the police by an “informant citizen”.

Upon complaint, policemen raided the shop at around 13.00 PM, and took Atabek in custody.

After the proceedings in the police station, Haydar Atabek was referred to the prosecutor’s office.

After being taken to the prosecutor’s office, Atabek was tried by the Bursa 2nd Criminal Judge and then released.

Şeref Güçlü

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