Jun 30 2018

Election security was ensured - Turkish bar association president

Turkish Bar Association president Metin Feyzioğlu has given a talk at which he has hit back at critics saying that insufficient security measures were taken ahead of Sunday’s election, CNNTürk said.

“If a single speck of dust were placed on one of the ballot boxes on election day, let me tell you clearly that we would today all be debating the legitimacy of the election results,” he said.

“Since election day, thousands of our lawyer colleagues have carried out their duty to ensure the security of the ballot boxes.”

Feyzioğlu thanked all the lawyers and other citizens who got involved on election day.

“The ballot box is essential to democracy,” he said.

“The ballot box may not be able to ensure democracy on its own, but without the ballot box there can be no democracy.”