Turkey’s main opposition considers withdrawing from parliament

Republican People's Party (CHP) spokeswoman Selin Sayek Boke.

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokeswoman Selin Sayek Boke said on Wednesday that her party could consider withdrawing from parliament in protest against irregularities in the referendum held on Sunday.

“We neither don’t nor won’t recognise the dubious referendum result,” she said. “The referendum should be held anew.”

Selin Sayek Boke said her party would use all the democratic means available to protest the irregularities and that “withdrawing from parliament is one of these means.”

“This is the first time the legitimacy of an election [in Turkey] is being questioned both nationally and internationally,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.