Turkey: Center for Combating Disinformation rush to deny errors in election results
Two days after the presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey and while political parties are filing objections concerning alleged errors in election results, some of these suggesting possible involvement of the officials of Turkey's top election authority, the Center for Combating Disinformation of the Presidential Directorate of Communications stepped in to deny the allegations even before they have been investigated by the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK).
Around the time a senior representative of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said on Tuesday evening that their objections were accepted and corrections were accordingly made by YSK, the Center for Combating Disinformation rushed to claim in a tweet that allegations over erroneous entries were "manipulation" attempts.
"Allegations that the votes of some political parties have been entered 'under the actual figure' or as 'nil' are manipulations intended to provoke the public."
The hashtag "YSK verileri" ("YSK data") became trending in Twitter in the mean time.