TurkPA observer mission monitors nation-wide referendum in Turkey
April 16, 2017

The members of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan – Mr Ahliman Amiraslanov and Aghalar Veliev, representatives of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Senator Manap Kobenov and member of Majilis (Lower House) Bekbolat Tleukhan and member of the Joghorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Kaldarbek Baimuratov within the international observer mission of TurkPA started short-term monitoring of the nation-wide referendum on the proposed constitutional changes being held in the Republic of Turkey on 16th April.

TurkPA observers on April 14 visited the Central Election Body of Turkey and talked to its Chairman Mr Saadi Güven, who informed that within the country 55 million and abroad 3 million citizens of Turkey had been registered to cast their votes at the referendum. He viewed that the voters’ turn-out at the referendum should be not less than 80%.

The TurkPA delegation also held meetings with the leaders of parliamentary factions of ruling Justice and Development Party and main opposition Republican People’s Party. At the meetings TurkPA MPs unanimously said that whatever the outcome of the referendum other brotherly countries wish Turkey peace and prosperity.