No: 130, 6 May 2019, Press Release Regarding Some Comments Made By Foreign Interlocutors On The Decision Of The Supreme Election Council To Re-run The Elections In Istanbul

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 07.05.2019

The 31st March local elections were observed by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the delegation stated that they were impressed by the proficiency of the Supreme Election Council.

The same Supreme Election Council had assessed the appeals lodged by use of legal rights concerning various provinces and towns, and had passed decisions. While the Council rejected some of the appeals, it concluded to re-run the elections in Istanbul. Everyone should respect this decision that was taken on the basis of law. We do not accept politically motivated criticism by some of our foreign interlocutors regarding this decision and the Supreme Election Council.

Turkey has proven its democratic maturity. The decision of independent Supreme Election Council aims at ensuring the manifestation of the will of the electorate without any doubt.

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 17:00

3/17/2020 3/17/2020 St. Patrick's Day
4/10/2020 4/10/2020 Good Friday
4/13/2020 4/13/2020 Easter Monday
5/4/2020 5/4/2020 May Day
5/25/2020 5/25/2020 Religious Holiday
6/1/2020 6/1/2020 Bank Holiday
7/31/2020 7/31/2020 Religious Holiday (Kurban Bayramı)
8/3/2020 8/3/2020 Bank Holiday
10/26/2020 10/26/2020 Bank Holiday
10/29/2020 10/29/2020 Turkish National Day
12/24/2020 12/24/2020 Christmas
12/25/2020 12/25/2020 Christmas
12/28/2020 12/28/2020 Bank Holiday
1/1/2021 1/1/2021 New Year