Turkey held a general election on Sunday in which President Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s party lost its majority. This man, who was reportedly badly injured in bomb blasts at an opposition rally on Friday, cast his ballot while still in bandages.
The man was identified as Huseyin Toprak and as a victim of the attack on the rally, in the photograph above from the EPA news photo agency.
Some people in Turkey on Sunday shared the photos of him voting in Diyarbakir, where the rally for the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) had taken place. The HDP has recently become a growing voice for Turkey's left and for women.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party lost its majority at the weekend mainly due to the HDP winning 80 of the parliament's 550 seats, The Guardian reported.
This man, who was also reportedly wounded at the attack on the HDP rally, came out to vote even though he was in a wheelchair.
This man was identified as 59-year-old named Sabahattin Tekci and as a victim of the attack in the photograph above by the EPA news photo agency.
Four people were killed and over 400 injured by two bomb blasts at the rally on Friday, the BBC reported. The bombs are thought to have been homemade using gas canisters filled with marbles, HDP officials told the BBC.
Shyamantha Asokan is a foreign news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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