Some 17 people detained during mass protests in Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Some 17 people have been detained during the mass protests in Turkey which took place in the in the eastern province of Agri.

The protest action has began after the Turkish Central Election Commission cancelled results of municipal elections in the province, the Turkish Sabah newspaper wrote on April 7.

The Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party won in the municipal elections in the province of Agri. The protests were held by the supporters of the party. The complaints from representatives of the ruling and opposition parties caused the cancellation of the election results. The details of the causes of complaints are not reported.

The municipal elections were held in Turkey on March 30. The Justice and Development Party won in the elections, gaining 46 percent of the votes.

The number of registered voters in Turkey is 52,695,831 people. Out of them, some 26,704,757 people are women and 25,991,750 people are men.
Some 194,310 ballot boxes were installed throughout the country. Some 26 political parties participated in the municipal elections.

Translated by S.I.

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