HDP MPs Feleknas Uca and Ali Atalan released a written statement for “Çarşema Sor” (Red Wednesday) festival, which Yazidi people celebrate on the first Wednesday after April 13.
After CHP, HDP appealed for annulment of referendum. HDP also filed a criminal complaint against the head of Supreme Board of Election of Turkey (SBE).
Protests against referendum irregularities continue in various cities of Turkey. Some people have been detained during protests. This morning, an operation is launched against “no” campaigners. Currently, 38 people are detained.
European Commission urged Turkey to conduct investigation on alleged irregularities in referendum held in Turkey on April 16.
Rıdvan Yılmaz, spokesperson of HDP Election Committee, claimed that block votes were cast in 60 neighborhoods in Viranşehir district of Urfa. In Viranşehir, there are 13,067 “yes” and 58 “no” votes.
Demanding annulment of referendum, CHP will meet Sadi Güven, head of Supreme Board of Election of Turkey (SBE) today.
OSCE released the preliminary report on the referendum in Turkey based on the findings of international observers, who state that the referendum was held in an unlevel playing field and did not live up to Council of Europe standards. It is also stated that the legal framework was inadequate for the holding of a genuinely democratic process.
HDP Spokesperson Osman Baydemir assessed the referendum result in a press conference held in HDP headquarter.
Initial statements from the US and EU concerning the constitutional referendum in Turkey state that they will wait for the observation report of OSCE.
In Egypt, state of emergency is declared after the suicide bombing in Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria cities that killed 44 people. While the security measure are tightened in the country before the Easter on this Sunday, Vatican announced that Pope Francis will visit Egypt as planned.