A baby heading to the polling station arrange by Türkiye’s diplomatic mission in Marseille, France, was injured after an assault by armed supporters of the PKK terrorist group, diplomatic sources stated on Tuesday.
Turks dwelling in France who went to the polls within the port metropolis of Marseille on Monday have been attacked by terrorist PKK supporters, ensuing within the damage, about which no particulars have emerged but.
A video shared on social media confirmed the assault, the place PKK supporters armed with sticks attacked Turkish residents, together with ladies and youngsters, ready in queue for his or her flip to solid their votes.
Safety forces used tear gasoline to place an finish to the assault and arrested the attackers.
The sources famous that safety forces, the Turkish Embassy in Paris, and the Marseille Consulate are taking all measures to make sure Turks’ security on the polls.
Türkiye’s ambassador to France, Ali Onaner, visited the location on Tuesday morning, the sources stated.
In its greater than 40-year terror marketing campaign in opposition to Türkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist group by Türkiye, the U.S., and EU – has been accountable for the deaths of greater than 40,000 folks, together with ladies, kids, and infants.
Turkish expatriates in 73 international locations are casting their votes for the presidential and parliamentary elections that shall be held throughout Türkiye on Might 14.
Some 3.41 million persons are anticipated to solid their votes overseas, together with practically 278,000 first-time voters.
In France, practically 400,000 Turks are anticipated to vote, amongst an 800,000-strong group.