Massive Voter Fraud Mars Turkey Referendum

Video clips of alleged irregularities go viral in Turkey

Apr 16, 2017 at 10:54 AM ET

Claims of voter fraud and other irregularities are tainting today’s critical referendum in Turkey, where voters are deciding whether to approve a massive expansion of presidential powers. The referendum, which will replace the country’s parliamentary system with a more concentrated executive system, could allow for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to remain in office until 2029.

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also https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/04/16/pace-observer-referendum-was-neither-fair-nor-free/

Given the high stakes, many Turks are on the lookout for irregularities. Videos purporting to show fraud, like voting outside of stations and voters submitting multiple ballots are going viral on Turkish social media. One video appears to show a voter emerging from his booth, then putting five envelopes into the ballot box.

’un Çatbaşı köyünde oy kullanma kabinine giren muhtar , 5 zarfla kabinden çıktı.

Translation: At the Catbası village in Mus, the elected head of a village comes out with 5 envelopes from the voting booth.

Another video appears to show an individual stamping several ballots “yes,” which supports the expansion of presidential powers.

Şanlıurfa’da eline ‘tercih’ mührünü alan bir şahsın birden fazla birleşik oy pusulasına ‘evet’ mührü bastığı görülüyor

Translation: In SanlıUrfa(a city in Turkey), we saw this person stamping “yes” more than one. #electionboxissafewithyou

A third video clip appears to show a man stamping ballots inside of a car, rather than inside a voting booth.

Son Dakika!!! UYUMA SANDIKLARA SAHİP ÇIK.

Yozgat Sorgun’da oylar bir arabanın içinde mühürlenirken görüntülendi.!!!

Translation: Keep an eye on the election boxes. In Yozgat (a city in Turkey), we identified some votes being stamped inside a car.

At the same time, international and domestic observers claim that authorities are barring them from entering some polling stations.

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Police and military intimidating presence. We were nor allowed in. Militares armados en colegio electoral.

Kein Zugang für uns Europarats-Wahlbeobachter zu den schwer bewaffnet bewachten Wahllokalen in Diyarbakir-Sur.

Concerns over this type of alleged voter fraud have prompted observers from international organizations to monitor today’s proceedings. President Erdogan decried the presence of observers on April 14, saying “Who are you? First know your place. You cannot meddle in what happens.” The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, one monitoring group, will give its official assessment on the fairness of the vote on Monday.

Sunday’s referendum would grant Erdogan sweeping new powers, including the ability to dissolve parliament, appoint senior judges, and declare a state of emergency, among others. After more than a decade as the country’s prime minister, Erdogan assumed the largely ceremonial role of president in 2014. He has since then greatly enhanced the office’s power.

President Erdogan has censored or closed the media, jailed journalists for speaking truth, prosecuted hundreds for ”insulting him and continues a genocidal war against the Kurdish minority.. while being courted and paid billions by the EU!

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