Speaking to Al Jazeera television, Erdogan by holding an OSCE representative’s picture which shows he is speaking in front of the PKK flag, said; “The OSCE has appointed representatives of terrorist organizations to investigate the public vote.”
Claiming the report, on which contains harsh criticisms about the referendum process, is not independent, and that the reason is that the observations are “terrorists” Erdogan said; “How can the man who holds the PKK flag be independent? This man is reporting from here as a terrorist. Can one really accept that the reports from him are independent?”
In the OSCE report, it was stated that the decision taken by the Higher Election Council (YSK) to accept the unstamped envelopes and votes was a huge blast to reliability of election and violation of law.
President Tayyip Erdogan’s response to the report was; “Know your place. We will not see, listen, read or accept politically motivated reports that you share.”