Turkey Election Committee announces rules for the elections

No booze to be sold on elections day

The Turkish Election Committee (YSK) has announced that parties that will run in the upcoming early elections scheduled on 14 June. 

The AKP, the Independent Turkey Party, the Great Union Party, Republican People's Party (CHP), the Democratic Party, the People's Democratic Party (HDP), Free Cause Party, Good Party, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the Felicity Party and the Fatherland Party.

"Alcohol, weapons carrying and publishing ban" will be implemented in order to ensure a safe and secure environmente for the elections.

According to the rule, on elections day, Sunday 24 June, it will be prohibited to sell alcoholic beverages in any amount from 06.00 to 24.00. Likewise it will be prohibited to sell alcoholic beverages in public places and in bars in any borough.

Again in this framework, it will be forbidden to carry weapons in villages, towns and cities. All  public places of entertainment and leisure, such as coffee houses, cafes and internet cafes will be closed on elections day as per AKP government politics regardind elections.

Only meals can be served at restaurants offering entertainment. Weddings may be held after 6pm on the day of voting provided that the election prohibitions and the above rules are followed.

On election day, radios and all kinds of broadcast organs are prohibited from making news, opinion polls and comments about elections and election results before 6pm.

After 9pm the media will be free to publish. However, should the YSK deems this necessary, it may be decided to allow broadcasts before 9pm.