Columnist Ali Bayramoğlu, a long time supporter of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who recently turned a critic, was attacked by Erdoğan supporters in a polling station in İstanbul on Sunday for voting ‘no’

Bayramoğlu who wrote for staunch pro-government daily Yeni Şafak for years had announced that he would vote ‘no’ to constitutional referendum which will bring executive presidency to Turkey.

Talking to Turkey representative of Reporters without Borders (RSF) Erol Önderoğlu after the attack, Bayramoğlu said he was punched by Erdoğan supporters.

The attack took place in a school which is used by polling station in Gayrettepe neighborhood of İstanbul.