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.
In Dink case, examination of former intelligence officer Ali Fuat Yılmazer is completed.
After the parliamentary election on April 2, the new Armenian parliament is formed. Four deputies from minority groups, Syriac, Kurdish, Yazidi, Russian, are elected to the parliament.
In Torbalı district of Izmir, a fight erupted between locals and Syrian refugees. Locals burned the tents of the refugees, who are now settled in a temporary camp area. İmece Initiative Association supplied basic daily needs to 17 families who had to leave their living area.