Category: MURAT YETKİN
Controversy over the Turkish referendum results on April 16 are growing, as the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) appealed to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on April 18 to annul the entire vote due to the board’s decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid during the voting procedure
Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK), the top office for the final decision on any poll disputes, rejected on April 19 all opposition objections to the results of the April 16 constitutional referendum
President Erdoğan takes umbrage with Turkey’s opposition for objecting to the referendum results despite allegations of serious irregularities
A total of 38 people were detained in Istanbul over protesting the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) last-minute decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid in the April 16 constitutional referendum
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will use all its democratic rights to ensure the referendum is rerun, CHP spokesperson Selin Sayek Böke has said, vowing that her party will “not recognize” the result of the April 16 referendum.
The 24 million Turkish citizens who voted against the constitutional changes have scored a “democratic victory” even though they failed to halt the government’s project, the main opposition leader has said
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
We have waken up to a new Turkey.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Polls conducted over the last few years on Turkish society’s sociological profile reveal that at least 60 percent of the population is made up of pious, conservative and nationalist people.
A relative of mine was an observer of a vote count at an Istanbul ballot box for the April 16 referendum on whether to shift Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential one. As she later told me, the count resulted in 275 “No” and 84 “Yes” votes
The CHP and ordinary citizens apply to Turkey’s election committee to overturn the April 16 referendum amid reports of massive irregularities
The referendum result is dubious and the office that cast doubt on the referendum is the Supreme Board of Elections (YSK), main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, accusing the election watchdog of violating the constitution and manipulating the poll results.
The government and the Supreme Board and Elections (YSK) have together “staged a coup against the national will,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey’s most important referendum that resulted in a shift to an executive presidency produced a major controversy with both “yes” and “no” camps claiming victory because the results were so close and the latter announcing that it would issue complaints about the irregularities during the voting and counting processes.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The much discussed referendum has become history. As expected, the “yes” vote aimed at ushering Turkey into a super-presidential system with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emerged victorious by a razor-thin majority.
President Tayyip Erdoğan announced his narrow win for the constitutional shift from a parliamentary to an executive system as a result of the April 16 referendum, representing a radical change in Turkey’s administrative regime.
The tight win in the April 16 constitutional amendment referendum will leave the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) with much to ponder.
Ballots and envelopes provided to voters for the April 16 constitutional referendum were produced by the High Electoral Board (YSK) and are valid, the head of the board claimed on April 17
Turkey’s main opposition party has vowed to take widespread irregularities during the April 16 referendum to the Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), repeating its accusations against the election watchdog and calling on the Supreme Election Board (YSK) to annul the referendum results
The group deputy spokesperson of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Mustafa Elitaş, said the party may offer President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan membership after April 27 or 28
“No” votes lost in Turkey overall in the April 16 referendum on shifting the country to an executive presidential system, but they came top in Turkey’s three largest cities: Istanbul, the capital Ankara and the western province of İzmir
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