Police briefly detain businessman over declaring his ‘no’ vote in referandum

Police briefly detained a shopkeeper in Bursa on Sunday after an ‘informant citizen’ reported that he asked people to vote ‘no’ in a referandum on proposed constitutional amendments that will officially bring an executive presidential system to Turkey in early April.

According to Haber Sol news portal, Haydar Atabek, a off-license shopkeeper in Bursa’s Yıldırım district, argued with a customer over the referandum on Sunday morning. Police detained Atabek at his shop and took the police station, after the customer submitted a complaint against him claiming that Atabek asked people to vote ‘no’ in the referandum.

After testifying in Bursa 2nd Penal Court of Peae, Atabek was released on late Sunday. (turkishminute.com)

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