The European Parliament Rapporteur for Turkey Ria Oomen-Ruijten said Wednesday the Constitutional amendment was the first step towards Turkey's more democratization and modernization and that everyone had to cast a vote at the upcoming referendum in Turkey.
In a written statement, Oomen-Ruijten said that she was deeply saddened after certain Turkish political parties made a call on supporters to boycott the referendum.
It is a democratic principle for all to express thoughts, Oomen-Ruijten said.
I call on all Turkish citizens to vote at the September 12 referendum, Oomen-Ruijten said in her statement.
The Constitutional amendment will help boost the welfare of Turkey and her people, Oomen-Ruijten said.
Reminding that the Turkish Parliament approved the Constitutional amendment and that the Turkish Constitutional Court reviewed the amendment, Oomen-Ruijten said that "every citizen must be able to give a message by using the right to say 'yes' or 'no'".
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