The Congress of the Council of Europe has released preliminary conclusion related to local elections in Turkey, ONAreports.
According to the report of the organization, in the Council of Europe’s monitoring mission, 22 observers from 20 different European countries participated. These observers monitored voting taking place in around 140 polling stations including Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Erzurum and Diyarbakir.
According to the preliminary conclusion, apart from some isolated inconsistencies - for example, regarding the signing of the voters’ lists and the sealing of the ballot boxes, the Ballot Box Committees performed their technical, procedural tasks competently.
“It is appropriate for us to note that the elections were conducted in an orderly way,” read in the report.
The Council of Europe also highlighted the great interest in these elections shown by the citizens whose turnout rate has been 84%.