EP rapporteur criticises boycott call on Turkey's referendum

European Parliament Rapporteur for Turkey said the Constitutional amendment was the first step towards Turkey's more democratization and modernization.

EP rapporteur criticises boycott call on Turkey's referendum

 

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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