By Ilhan TanirMain Opposition Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu declared that they do not recognize the election results.
In series of tweets, Kılıçdaroğlu, for the first time, stated: ”We do not recognize, and we will not recognize this election which will be remembered in history as unstamped elections.”
In another tweet, Kılıçdaroğlu said, ”The fact that Turkish Supreme Election Council counted ballots without stamps valid is the clear indication that the ‘No’ vote prevailed. We won’t stop until justice is done!”
Finally, Kılıçdaroğlu also thanked people for going to the ballot boxes under the state of emergency rules.
Tarihin "mühürsüz seçim" olarak yazacağı bu seçimi tanımıyoruz, tanımayacağız! Halkın iradesine saygı duyulmalı ve seçim tekrarlanmalıdır!
— Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (@kilicdarogluk) April 18, 2017
2nd largest opposition party HDP also declared they do not recognize the results of referendum.
Meral Aksener, a leading opposition figure who was expelled from the Nationalist Party also declared the election results invalid.
Many other opposition figures also did not recognize the election results.