CHP slams election board’s response on Istanbul poll re-run criticisms


Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has slammed the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) response to CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu’s criticisms about the decision to re-run the Istanbul mayoral elections.

“The YSK is in a rush. They are trying to cover up the felony committed against the law. We know that keeping one’s silence in the face of injustice is evilness,” Öztrak said at a press conference in the capital Ankara on May 9.

“We will not stay silent against those trying to erode democracy. Our nation will hold those usurping their will accountable in the polls,” he added.

The party spokesperson also stressed that the whole nation is “aggrieved” along with Ekrem İmamoğlu.

“With the upcoming elections on June 23, all of Turkey, along with the residents of Istanbul, will resolve this unjust treatment,” he added.

The CHP could not make any sense out of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli’s recent remarks about lifting the parliamentary immunity of Kılıçdaroğlu, Öztrak said.

“We’re challenging them to bring it on! They are supposedly lifting immunities. Let them do it if they can,” he added.

Hurriyet Daily News


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