At least eight people have been killed in clashes between groups supporting rival candidates in Turkey’s local elections.
Security sources said on Sunday that at least six people lost their lives in a gunfight between two families in the village of Yuvacik in the eastern province of Sanliurfa.
Two other people were also killed in a gun battle between the relatives of two candidates in Golbasi village of the Hatay province.
Thirteen people are also said to be wounded in the clashes.
The elections, which have turned into a referendum on the rule of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan after several months of street protests, corruption scandals and Internet blocks, began on Sunday.