Observer: 2.5 million Turkish referendum votes could have been manipulated

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Observer: 2.5 million Turkish referendum votes could have been manipulated
    April 18, 2017 10:26
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticisms of the vote.
    Rassemblement de soutien au président Erdogan, le 7 août 2016

    VIENNA - Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday's Turkish referendum which ended in a tight 'Yes' vote for greater presidential powers, Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, told ORF radio on Tuesday. The mission of observers from the 47-member Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights body, had already said the referendum was an uneven contest. Support for "Yes" dominated campaign coverage, and the arrests of journalists and closure of media outlets silenced other views, the monitors said.

    But Korun said there were questions about the actual voting as well. "This is about the fact that actually the law only allows official voting envelopes. The highest election authority decided however -- as it were, against the law -- that envelopes without official stamp should be admitted," she said.

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  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    I have no doubt Erdonut made sure he won the election. No doubt at all. :ohno
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  3. Andrew

    Andrew Well known member

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  4. Endangered

    Endangered Well-Known Member

    Erdo has built himself a humongous palace and I have a feeling he sees himself as the big Kahuna Caliph of the whole world. End Times events are playing out all over the world but nowhere as abundantly as in Syria and in Turkey.
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  5. Timna

    Timna Well-Known Member

    That is exactly correct. There is no way he was going to lose, otherwise he never would have held the vote. He would have been one angry Moslem, much angrier than the already "angry persona" he exhibits, had he had a real chance to lose the election. A fixed election in the Hellary/Hussein O. style.
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  6. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Two senior German conservative politicians have called for the European Union to end discussions with Turkey about EU membership after a vote that handed new powers to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

    Norbert Roettgen, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and head of the foreign affairs committee, said failing to issue consequences after the referendum vote would hurt Europe.

    "We would damage the credibility of Europe if we failed to respond to Turkey's decision against democracy, against the rule of law ... if we continue to hold fast to the fiction of accession for a country with such a government and such a constitution," Roettgen told broadcaster Deutschlandfunk in an interview to air on Sunday.
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    athenasius Well-Known Member


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