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As the Referendum Approaches, the Pressures Are Rising across Turkey

As the April 16 referendum is approaching, pressures for ‘No’ supporters are mounting, and news of government officials joining the “yes” rallies under compulsion continues to come.

Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Deanery obliged to attend Erdoğan’s İzmir rally

İzmir Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Deanery obliged hospital employees to attend the ‘Yes’ rally, which will be attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 9th.

According the news from İleri news site, in the message that sent to hospital staff it says; “All hospital staff -except the staff who are in a sick leave, unpaid leave, annual leave or in the watch during the meeting time- will be gathered in the parking area of Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Deanery at 12.00 pm, on 09.04.2017. Participation is compulsory and 1(one) day administrative leave will be given to those who participate with their signatures.”

This time Sakarya: A group of people attacked CHP’s ‘No’ stand and beat three people

The ‘No’ stand of the CHP’s youth branches in the Hendek district of Sakarya was attacked by a group of 15-20 people. Three CHP members were beaten while the stand was crumbled.

A group came to the CHP stand, saying ‘HDP (Democratic Party of Peoples) supporters set up a stand’. The group, who left after the dispute, re-gathered and attacked the CHP stand a short while later.

The police took three people into custody, an investigation about the attack began.

 

Compiled by Osman Bilgin

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