Friday, October 16, 2020

Erdogan rejects international criticism

Featured

GIP releases inaugural annual report at second plenary meeting

The Second Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP) was held today in...

Pakistan re-elected as member UNHRC

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes...

Indonesia to host Trade Expo Indonesia 2020 Virtually

The Government of Indonesia is once again hosting its biggest annual international business exhibition, the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI)...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday rejected any international criticism of the electoral commission’s decision to cancel the results of the mayor election in Istanbul. “God willing, our people will not bow to these threats, this language of pressure,” he said in a televised address on the night of Saturday. “Anyone who tries to topple the elected head of state of Venezuela can not talk to us about democracy,” he said, inter alia, to Washington.

The US State Department had criticized the events surrounding the election in Istanbul. “We urge Turkish authorities to carry out this election in accordance with the law and in a manner consistent with their obligations in the OSCE, their status as a NATO member and their aspiration to become a member of the EU,” a note from the US State Department said , free and fair elections and the acceptance of legitimate results are essential for any democracy.

Numerous Western politicians and international organizations had criticized and regretted the decision to cancel the election results in the metropolis of Istanbul.

EU Neighborhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn described the rationale of the Turkish electoral authority for the repetition of the election in Istanbul as a “farce”.

The Election Commission annulled the mayoral election held on 31 March in Istanbul and ordered a rerun on 23 June. In a letter to the parties, the electoral commission raised a point of criticism from the AKP stating that some of the electoral councils had been put together illegally.

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

GIP releases inaugural annual report at second plenary meeting

The Second Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP) was held today in...

Pakistan re-elected as member UNHRC

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General...

Indonesia to host Trade Expo Indonesia 2020 Virtually

The Government of Indonesia is once again hosting its biggest annual international business exhibition, the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) on 10 – 16 November...

The World Health Organization warns countries not to be complacent in measures to prevent Corona

The Executive Director of the World Health Organization's emergency program, Dr.Mike Ryan, has warned all countries of the world against negligence in following the...

South Korea records 102 new cases of coronavirus

South Korea's Quarantine Command Center said today, Tuesday, that the total number of people infected with Covid-19 rose to 24,805, an increase of 102...

Related News