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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kılıçdaroğlu has continued to slam the Supreme Election Board (YSK) over the recent disputed referendum results, saying its judges should be investigated.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sent a strong signal on his return to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as chairman, in the wake of a referendum that narrowly approved constitutional amendments.
The former leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Deniz Baykal, has suggested that the party will continue to fight against the constitutional amendment passed in the April 16 referendum shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, saying the vote created a “constitutional crisis.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the reason why he is called a dictator by some members of the international community is because he speaks up against tyrants, repeating his messages of solidarity and unity against ongoing wars in the Muslim world.
Nuray Babacan - ANKARA
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to launch a comprehensive analysis over the April 16 referendum results that resulted in a narrow if controversial victory, with the party to focus on losses in big cities like Istanbul and Ankara following directives from the president.
Two jailed lawmakers from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) were released by the courts in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on April 21
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Turkey’s Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) refusal to annul the April 16 referendum was the final decision on the matter.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said that Turkey’s Constitutional Court and the Council of State have no option but to reject the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) appeal to annul the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision
The debate over the April 16 constitutional referendum continues to rumble, after the government praised the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision to reject all appeals against the result of the vote but the opposition vowed to continue the struggle to annul the outcome based on numerous irregularities.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party has appealed to the Council of State to repeal the Supreme Election Board’s controversial referendum ruling
Rifat Başaran – ANKARA
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has determined a total of 11 alleged voting irregularities in the April 16 constitutional referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system.