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Three People Killed During Referendum Voting

Turkish press is reporting that three people were killed in an armed fight at the village school in Yabanardı village of Çermik district of Diyarbakır, where referendum voting was taking place.

Around 9:30 in the morning fight broke out between two opposing political groups. The brawl escalated into a knife fight. Allegedly Mehmet Yildiz, the son of the village headman Hidir Yildiz, opened gunfire on the group, resulting in two people, Abdülrezzak and Şeyhmus Yıldız losing their lives. Another member of the family, Idris Yıldız was injured and is being treated in a hospital.

Both sons of the village headman, Mehmet and Tahir Yildiz, were taken into custody, and reinforcements for security were sent to the village to prevent new incidents.

DIHABER is reporting that the brawl started after one of the victims warned someone who was casting multiple votes for other family members.

Ela Gonca Izmirli

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