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Protests Spread Dozens of Cities Across Turkey Against What They See as ”Stolen Elections”

By Ela Gonca İzmirli

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered all across Turkey to protest the controversial decision of the Supreme Electoral Board of Turkey (YSK).

The protesters gathered in in different neighborhoods of Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir shouting  “Thief Tayyip Erdogan” and “Thief, Partisan YSK” demanded the reversal of the YSK decision that allowed the admission of votes without an official stamp.

 

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The demonstrations began following the announcement of Sunday’s referendum results by clattering pots and pans, but since have drawn thousands of participants expressing outrage at alleged voting irregularities across the country.

 

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Speaking to the press, Turkey’s prime minister said opposition parties had the right to file objections but warned that calling for street protests was not acceptable. The state-run election agency earlier today rejected the oppositions’ petitions to annul the referendum which among many other things changed Turkey’s governmental system to presidential from a parliamentarian system.

 

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The main opposition, Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) said that the party is planning to go the country’s top court to challenge the electoral board’s 10-1 decision.

 

Lüleburgaz

 

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Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the Republican People’s Party’s representative to the High Electoral Board said that the party is planning to appeal the European Court of Human Rights after the appeal for the Supreme Court.

 

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Bakırköy, İstanbul

 

Kadiköy, İstanbul

 

Fatih, İstanbul

Çiğli, İzmir

Ankara

 

Çanakkale

 

Hatay

 

Mersin

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