banner622
banner595

CHP applies to Constitutional Court for breach of presidential ‘impartialness

Istanbul, May 28 () - Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Oğuz Oyan filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on May 27, accusing President Tayyip Erdoğan of not obeying the principle of “impartialness,” following...

CHP applies to Constitutional Court for breach of presidential ‘impartialness

Istanbul, May 28 () - Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Oğuz Oyan filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on May 27, accusing President Tayyip Erdoğan of not obeying the principle of “impartialness,” following...

28 Mayıs 2015 Perşembe 08:20
CHP applies to Constitutional Court for breach of presidential ‘impartialness
banner587
banner605

Istanbul, May 28 () - Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Oğuz Oyan filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on May 27, accusing President Tayyip Erdoğan of not obeying the principle of “impartialness,” following a rejection of his party’s appeal to the Supreme Election Board (YSK).

Erdoğan has been holding rallies as part of collective inaugurations in various provinces as a way to influence the elections, even though this is against the constitution, Oyan told reporters after he submitted the petition.

The presidency is the only body whose impartiality is defined in the constitution, Oyan said, adding their appeal to the YSK had been rejected, despite two members voting in favor of the application.

Erdoğan’s acts are a violation of the right to hold a fair, equal election, he stated.

They had to appeal to the Constitutional Court because the YSK’s rulings are definitive judgments, Oyan said, noting they would pursue the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) if they could not get a result from Turkey’s top court. 

In its appeal filed on May 6, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) asked the YSK to warn the office of the presidency about “holding the election in line with the principle of impartialness and making sure that principles of fair broadcasting are applied.”

The YSK, however, unanimously rejected the HDP’s appeal late May 6.

The CHP also took a similar initiative on May 6, appealing to the country’s media watchdog. In its appeal, the CHP said Erdoğan was violating the constitution by “delivering partisan speeches.” The main opposition party’s appeal was also rejected.

As recently as late April, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) highlighted concerns over Erdoğan’s “active role in the campaign” recommending the deployment of a team in order to observe the fairness of the election.

 

Yorumlar
Avatar
Adınız
Yorum Gönder
Kalan Karakter:
Yorumunuz onaylanmak üzere yöneticiye iletilmiştir.×
<strong>Dikkat!</strong> Suç teşkil edecek, yasadışı, tehditkar, rahatsız edici, hakaret ve küfür içeren, aşağılayıcı, küçük düşürücü, kaba, müstehcen, ahlaka aykırı, kişilik haklarına zarar verici ya da benzeri niteliklerde içeriklerden doğan her türlü mali, hukuki, cezai, idari sorumluluk içeriği gönderen Üye/Üyeler’e aittir.

banner599