Speaking on national TV on live broadcast, parliamentarian from Turkey’s main opposition party CHP, Selin Sayek Böke, stated that, as CHP, they ‘do not recognize the result of the referendum’ and called on to the government by saying: “Have no doubts that we are going to use all of our democratic rights in this regard. And, when we say ‘all rights’, this includes both continuing to work in the parliament or to withdraw from it!”
Böke continued: “What is stolen is the will of the people. There is a perception operation carried out with hurried up balcony speeches. We do not recognize this declared result of the referendum and we are not going to recognize it... This referendum must be renewed... We are not going surrender to this fait accompli...”
Böke has also noted that this is the first time legitimacy of an election in Turkey has become a major concern both nationally and internationally and referred to President Erdoğan’s slam on OSCE representatives, adding: “OSCE observers have come to Turkey with our country’s invitation. When you tell them ‘to know their places,’ that actually means that you admit to your crime.
We need not to snub anyone; we need to improve democracy in Turkey.