Turkish PM slams foreign election observers
Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency in western province of İzmir, Binali Yıldırım slammed main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for bringing election security to the agenda before the June 24 polls.
"Our government has been taking necessary measures for the last several months in order to ensure a safe and peaceful election," Yıldırım said.
Responding to a question regarding foreign election observers, Yıldırım said some of them "behave like spokespeople of radical political structures."
"We believe that this is not correct. We think that it means an intervention in the elections in one way or another," Yıldırım said.
Yıldırım said the election observers should come and observe the elections "properly and they should not intervene in politics."
Officials in Turkey had accused Germany’s left-wing Die Linke party lawmaker Andrej Hunko, in his Council of Europe observatory mission for the April 2017 constitutional amendment referendum, of having a biased position in favor of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu posted Hunko’s photograph with PKK flags on his official Twitter account.