As reactions against scandalous decision of Turkey’s Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) continue growing, İzmir Bar Association has also filed a criminal complaint against YSK for ‘malpractice in office.’
In a public statement given at İzmir courthouse today (April 19), head of the Association, Aydın Özcan, said ‘the decision of the Board to count the unstamped ballot papers as valid was against the law’ and reminded that only a few hours before its unlawful decision, YSK itself had actually posted a message to the attention of the polling officers emphasizing the importance of ‘not forgetting to use the official stamps to mark the ballot papers and envelopes as it would otherwise be considered as void.’
In addition, though YSK had initially stated that unstamped ballots - of citizens of Turkey living abroad - received from other countries were to be voided, it then changed that decision, too, and considered them as valid, as well.
Earlier today, İstanbul Bar Association also announced that it took legal action against YSK's decision.
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