July 2018

Claim: Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council members are “AKP appointees”

2018-07-05 05:50 BST
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On 5 June 2018, Foreign Policy published an article in which the author Steven A. Cook claimed that members of Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) were appointed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party).

“In the recent elections, the state-owned Anadolu Agency called the presidential election for Erdogan well before the Supreme Electoral Council — made up of AKP appointees — could count the vast majority of ballot boxes,” the article read.