CHP filed an appeal to YSK (High Election Committee) about the referendum results.
CHP stated that the decision to count the unmarked votes by the YSK is against the law; many people and CHP deputies swarmed into the YSK headquarters.
Intensive number of appeals from the citizens
The people rushed into the YSK building and formed a long line to submit their appeals to object the depraved referendum results. The line formed outside the building.
CHP Istanbul Deputy Barış Yarkadaş who answered the questions of the journalists after the appeal, said “The referendum that was conducted with unmarked ballot sheets is trying to be enforced despite the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the High Election Committee. What kind of a blackmail are the YSK members being subjected to, to take decisions contradicting their own initial decisions?”
He shouldn’t keep on sitting at that desk for a minute longer
CHP deputy who argued that YSK President should serve the public not the government, continued with the words:
“The orders of the Constitutional Court are obvious… The Constitutional Court states that unmarked ballot sheets shall not be accepted under any circumstance. Is YSK above the Constitutional Court? What kind of a blackmail were they subjected to, with what were they dismayed? Why are they not standing by their own decisions? YSK President must serve the public, not the government.
The ones who proved that the results were depraved with phrases such as ‘the one who got the horse already crossed Üsküdar’ (Meaning more or less, ‘early birds catches the worm’); should stop talking about horses and donkeys, and start talking about the rule of law, democracy and the constitution. If the YSK President is loading the public with a duty, it means he is denying his own. In that case, he shouldn’t keep on sitting at that desk for a minute longer.
CHP’s Barış Yarkadaş is continuing his objection with the citizens in front of the YSK building.