We won't consider OSCE report on referendum: Erdogan

We won't consider OSCE report on referendum: Erdogan

We won't consider OSCE report on referendum: Erdogan

Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim has called on the country's opposition to respect the outcome of the April 16 referendum.

The pro-Kurdish opposition HDP, which had appealed along with the CHP for the referendum to be annulled, said the late decision by the electoral board to allow unstamped ballots meant it was impossible to determine how many invalid or fake votes may have been counted.

Turkish voters were asked Sunday to vote on an 18-article constitutional reform package put forward by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) - founded by Erdogan - that would transform the country's parliamentary system into a powerful executive presidency. He added that "we expect the main opposition party's leader to act more responsibly". But the worldwide electoral monitor said that while the referendum's technical processes were well administered, there were key issues related to media coverage and the circumstances under which the vote occurred, such as Turkey's ongoing state of emergency enacted after a failed coup d'etat attempt a year ago.

Worldwide monitors said the move undermined safeguards against fraud. "We will follow closely how Turkey behaves on this".

Sunday's referendum narrowly backed the largest overhaul of Turkey's political system since the founding of the republic almost a century ago, giving Erdogan sweeping authority over the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member-state.

Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new
We won't consider OSCE report on referendum: Erdogan

Underscoring the complicated relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, the White House readout of Trump's call also noted the pressing issues on which the USA has tried to work with Turkey, namely fighting the Islamic State group and quelling Syria's civil war.

An unofficial tally carried by the country's state-run news agency gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp a narrow win. "From the German government's point of view, Turkey must. clear up the questions that have been raised".

Erdogan has dismissed the criticism from the observer mission, telling the monitors that they should "know your place". "We neither see, hear, nor acknowledge the political reports you'll prepare".

"There will be no call to Erdogan from the Commission, certainly not a congratulatory call", the official said.

Unlike European leaders who expressed reservations about the referendum, US President Donald Trump telephoned Erdogan to congratulate him.

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