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Newsline: 3 injured in scuffle as Turkish vote at Tokyo embassy

At least three people, thought to be Kurdish, were injured in Tokyo Sunday as hundreds of Turkish nationals gathered for overseas voting in general elections, according to reports. Footage showed police forcibly interrupting a scuffle between Turks and Kurds in front of the Turkish embassy as voting for the November 1 election began early Sunday in Japan. All three injured were believed to be Kurdish, Tokyo Broadcasting System said, adding that the cause of the fight was not immediately clear. Some 3,600 Turkish nationals are currently resident in Japan, according to the country’s foreign ministry.



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