Turkish election office rampage blamed on AKP youth
A Turkish opposition electoral candidate has taken to Twitter to blame the youth branch of the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) of smashing up his offices.
Abdüllatif Şener, a former high-ranking AKP founding member, said that around 100 AKP Youth members had broken into the Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) offices in the conservative province of Konya.
“They took down flags and posters. They damaged tables, chairs and election minibuses. Three of our youth members were lightly injured,” Şener said.
“No to election campaigns through mafia methods!”
Polls suggest that Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections, which are due to take place on June 24, will be extremely close.