Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

Turkey's main opposition party has filed a formal request seeking Sun.

"It is clear that the High Electoral Board is not receiving its power from the people, the law or the constitution but rather from a specific centre, a specific political authority", CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said in a speech, accusing the body of "changing the rules mid-game".

"Therefore we do not have any difficulties on that front", Erdogan said.

Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new po.

The Istanbul Bar Association filed a criminal complaint against electoral board head Sadi Guven for "wrongful conduct" and "altering the result of the election".

After Erdogan's narrow win in Sunday's referendum on creating an executive presidency, Trump congratulated the Turkish leader in a phone call, in contrast to the muted reaction of European leaders to the result, which has been challenged by the opposition. Two other opposition parties' requests were also rejected.

Turkey's electoral board on Wednesday rejected petitions by opposition parties to annul the outcome of the weekend's referendum on expanding presidential powers because of voting irregularities.

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Sancar went on to state that the electoral board's last-minute decision to allow unstamped ballots had prevented proper record-keeping to occur, meaning it was now impossible to determine how many invalid or make votes may have been counted.

Both Turkey's bar association and worldwide election monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said that the illegal move may have swung the knife-edge vote, which will give Mr Erdogan the power to appoint and fire ministers, name half the members of the country's highest judicial body, hold the leadership of a political party while in office, and possibly stay in power until 2029. "We will follow closely how Turkey behaves on this".

Thousands took to the streets in Istanbul, Ankara and elsewhere in Turkey to protest the results of the referendum.

Erdogan has dismissed the criticism from the observer mission, telling the monitors that they should "know your place".

European officials have firmly declined to congratulate Erdogan's win, unlike the US president.

Turkey's foreign minister says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet next month.

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