AKP voices trust in top election body
ISTANBUL- Anadolu Agency
Turkey's ruling party spokesperson said on April 5 that objections of political parties to election results are “quite normal,” voicing confidence over the capability of the top election authority, which will have the final say.
Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Ömer Çelik said: “It is quite a normal situation. After all elections in Turkey, political parties object [to results] and the Supreme Election Council (YSK) decides on results.”
Çelik criticized some groups trying to portray a situation which is seen as ordinary by many western democracies as "extraordinary.”
“This is a very wrong approach,” he said.
Praising YSK's capacity to manage elections, Çelik said: “We all trust the capabilities of Supreme Election Council on this. All the political parties should make themselves responsible to protect its reputation.”