Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized the report of the OSCE observers for referendum on amendments to the Constitution of the country. About it reports Reuters.
“The report of the OSCE cannot be considered a reliable source as it is made of observations suffer from a lack of objectivity and the extremely limited” — complained the Minister.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advised the OSCE “know their place” and noted that Turkey “does not see, does not hear and does not recognize the” report of the observer mission of the organization.
16 April, Turkey held a referendum on amendments to the Constitution. According to preliminary results, the amendment was voted 51.4%. The final results will be announced in 11-12 days after appeals. The opposition stated about violations during the referendum, in particular, criticized the decision of the electoral Commission to count valid ballots and envelopes without stamps. The mission of OSCE observers declared that the referendum did not meet the standards of the Council of Europe: voters have not received objective information about the reform on a number of stations had no observers from non-governmental organizations, the opposition has not received sufficient access to the media.