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Article 79

Sale of alcoholic drinks, sale, delivery or consumption of all kinds of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, cafes, etc., or in public places on the election day is forbidden.

On the day of voting, all public entertainment places remain closed during the time of voting. Only meals are served in the restaurants those are qualified as places for entertainment.

On the day of voting, no one except officers responsible for the security and public order can carry weapons in villages, towns and cities.

(Amended paragraph 4: Amended by Article 286 of Law No 5728 on 23 January 2008.

For the purposes of this Law, a weapon shall be defined as any of those items listed under Article 6, paragraph (f) subparagraphs (1), (2), (3) and (5) of the Turkish Penal Code.