7 AKP members arrested for burning ballot papers in Hilvan

7 relatives of AKP candidate Aslan Ali Bayık were arrested for burning ballot papers in the Hilvan district of Urfa.

7 people who burned ballot papers in the local elections in the Hilvan district of Urfa were sent to prison. 13 people, including relatives of AKP's mayoral candidate Ali Aslan Bayık, who were detained on 2 April, were referred to the courthouse last night. 7 people were remanded in custody while 6 people were released on judicial control conditions.

Among those arrested are Sabri İzol, the nephew of AKP's Ali Aslan Bayık and first-ranking municipality council member candidate, and his nephews Necip Bayık, Bedir Bayık and Mahmut Bayık. Those arrested were sent to Siverek Closed Prison No 2.

According to reports, there is a confidentiality order on the file.