Turkish election body rejects relocation of ballot boxes
Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) has rejected a call from several local electoral bodies to move ballot boxes and combine voting in certain areas ahead of the Nov.1 general election, Anadolu Agency reported.
Saturday's decision by the independent body was passed by a majority of votes, according to a YSK statement.
Concerns have been expressed about the security of vote counting in parts of Turkey's east and southeast, amid ongoing clashes between the Turkish military and the PKK.
The PKK is listed by Turkey, the EU and the U.S. as a terrorist organization.
A fresh general election on Nov. 1 will take place nearly five months after the election on June 7 resulted in no party winning an overall majority.