Voting procedures have been continuing since April 27 for the Presidential and 28th Term Parliamentary Elections to be held in Marseille, Turkey on 14 May.
According to diplomatic sources, a child was injured in the incident where PKK sympathizers attacked Turkish citizens yesterday. The boy was taken to the hospital where he was sutured. French police had a hard time maintaining security at the scene.
The police at the scene used tear gas to stop the attack of the terrorist organization sympathizers and to detain the PKK sympathizers.
The sources stated that the Turkish Embassy in Paris, the Consulate General of Marseille and the French security forces took all necessary measures to ensure the safety of Turkish citizens who went to the polls.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Paris Ali Onaner went to the place where the attack took place this morning.
In the images shared on social media, it is seen that the sympathizers of the terrorist organization PKK, with sticks in their hands, attacked Turkish citizens who came to vote without discrimination between women, men and children.
The voting process, which started on April 27 in the cities of Marseille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Nantes and Bordeaux, in addition to the capital city of Paris, will continue until 9 May at 21.00.
In France, where around 800 thousand Turkish citizens live, there are 397 thousand 86 Turkish voters.
After Germany, France is the second country with the highest number of Turkish voters abroad.
It is planned that the ballot papers in France will be sent to Turkey by air on May 10. Counting of votes will take place on 14 May in Turkey.