Turkish minister says observer reports on vote 'extremely partial'

Turkey`s Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that a critical report by European observers on the referendum to expand President Tayyip Erdogan` powers contained several mistakes which he believed were deliberate.

Reuters| Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 15:21 PM IST
Turkish minister says observer reports on vote 'extremely partial'

Ankara: Turkey`s Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that a critical report by European observers on the referendum to expand President Tayyip Erdogan` powers contained several mistakes which he believed were deliberate.

Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe said Sunday`s referendum had been an uneven contest. 

"The OSCE`s report has no reliability as their observations lack objectivity and are extremely partial," Cavusoglu told a news conference in Ankara.