We don’t trust Turkey’s election board: Main opposition leader
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) said they don’t trust Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK).
“If we had trust in the YSK, we would not have worked specifically for ballot box security. We do not trust the judiciary, we do not trust the Supreme Election Board,” Kilicdaroglu said during CHP’s parliamentary group meeting on Monday.
Blaming YSK of acting on the orders of Turkish presidency, “Can we call someone a ‘judge’ who pledges his will to the Palace,” Kilicdaroglu said.
“Those who come together to carry out an illegal act are called gangs,” he said.
Turkey is gearing up for parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for early summer.
Turkish opposition parties lately voice concerns regarding the security of the elections, arguing that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP government would use every “unlawful mean” in order to win the elections. The safety of the ballot boxes should be maintained, they say.