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The biggest election fraud ever in Turkey's history?

Initial reports:

Sunday, November 1, 2015 10:30 PM
ISTANBUL - ANF - ZEYNEP KURAY

HDP data processing attendant Haluk Ağabeyoğlu said Turkey has witnessed the biggest fraud of its history at November 1 election.

Speaking to ANF, Ağabeyoğlu said Turkish Supreme Election Board (YSK) announced the election results yet before the delivery of the voting papers to the provincial Election Board Consolidation Centre in many regions of Istanbul. He stated that in some districts of Istanbul, the procedure of consolidation of result reports was carried out at schools rather that district Election Board Consolidation Centres.

'VOTES WERE COMPILED AT SCHOOLS INSTEAD OF ELECTION BOARDS'

Haluk Ağabeyoğlu recalled the normal procedure, saying; "People can cast their votes till 17:00, after which polls close and votes are counted. The voting papers are later put in bags and taken to the affiliated district election board together with result reports. According to the law, votes and reports are compiled at district election board before their delivery to the YSK. However, YSK announced the results for many regions of Istanbul yet before the transfer of the voting papers to the district election board. In some districts like Beşiktaş, the result reports were consolidated at schools and submitted to YSK without being delivered to the district election board. This is purely unlawful."

'NOT A MISTAKE BUT A FRAUD'

Ağabeyoğlu also called attention to simple polling frauds through an altering of the numbers of counted votes, like writing 3 instead of 30 or vice versa, which -he said- caused a huge difference between the votes they counted and those announced by YSK.

Ağabeyoğlu described this difference as not a mistake but rather a fraud, stressing that today's election has witnessed the biggest fraud ever in Turkey's history. He added that lawyers have raised an objection to the results in many areas.


Sunday, November 1, 2015 6:30 PM
BİTLİS - ANF

45 votes have come out of a ballot box for 29 voters in Üstyayla village of Mutki district of Bitlis.

While the majority of the votes from the ballot box no 1078 turn out to be for AKP, objection has been raised for a number of ballot boxes in the region amid reports of frauds.


Sunday, November 1, 2015 3:40 PM
VAN - ANF

Police and special operation teams have insulted and attacked the people who waited outside schools to hinder a probable fraud after the closure of polls at 16:00 local time.

A large crowd of people waiting outside Tahir Elementary School in Şehit Fırat neighborhood of central Edremit district were targeted by police with water cannons.

The civilians waiting outside Ferit Melen Elementary School in Şabaniye neighborhood were also attacked by police with tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

Large numbers of people keep waiting outside schools which have been blockaded by police and special operation teams that do not allow anyone access to the polling stations.

It grabs attention that plateless cars remain parked near armored police vehicles.



Sunday, November 1, 2015 3:00 PM
TRABZON - ANF

A polling clerk affiliated with AKP has cast repeated votes in the province of Trabzon in Black Sea region.

It came out that a polling clerk observing a ballot box Çukurçayır Elementary School in Çukurçayır neighborhood of the central Ortahisar district voted eight times in the place of others.

The polling clerk was relieved of his duty on the basis of an official report.


International observers detained in Istanbul

Delegations of international observers have been detained while following the polling at various schools in Istanbul.

Sunday, November 1, 2015 12:20 PM
ISTANBUL - ANF

A delegation of observers from Greece has been taken into custody by police in Istanbul.

The Greek delegation was detained after being forcibly taken out of Teyfik Kurt Elementary School in Kumkapı district where they observed the polling. Members of the delegation were taken to Istanbul police directorate.

Reports are coming through that the foreign observers at İbrahim Özay Elementary School in Esenyurt, Tuna Elementary School in Bayrampaşa, Hasan Rumeli Elementary School in Bağcılar have also been detained by police.

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