Turkish police fire tear gas at protesters dissatisfied with election results
The rally blocked a road near Diyarbakir’s center and some of the demonstrators threw stones before police responded with tear gas, Reuters reports. Security in the largest city in the south east had been beefed up all day in anticipation.
Clash erupted bw police, Kurdish youth in central Diyarbakir after results show surprise upward shift in AKP votes. pic.twitter.com/Z1DqOeQdFQ— Ayla Albayrak (@aylushka_a) November 1, 2015
Sunday saw President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development party winning in the snap poll with the pro-Kurdish opposition falling close to the 10 percent threshold required to enter parliament.
It's tense in central Diyarbakir. Can't help but remember celebration by HDP supporters at this very spot 7 June. pic.twitter.com/DlqRg3EEJw— Ayla Albayrak (@aylushka_a) November 1, 2015
The snap parliamentary election was called in Turkey after the previous vote in June failed to produce a government.