Dr. Rouben P. Adalian, a specialist on the Caucasus and the Middle East and Director of the Armenian National Institute (ANI) in Washington DC, is a prominent figure in Armenian Genocide studies. We talked with him about the mission of ANI, its new site about Armenian Genocide in Turkish, as well as Turkey`s counting denial policy.
Hunger strike that had been going on for 64 days in prisons are ended upon the call of KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union).
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.