European court accepts first case against referendum
Kilicdaroglu signed the application to the European Court of Human Rights on the April 16 constitutional referendum. On April 20, four days after the referendum, former CHP MP Atilla Kart visited Kilicdaroglu and said: “The decision of the Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) on April 16, at 4:10 p.m., that the unsealed votes and envelopes are valid, is an administrative act that is contrary to both its own circular and Law No. 298, which sets out the basic provisions of elections. Let’s sue against it.” Kilicdaroglu gave Kart the mandate to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the CHP. The European court informs him that his application was admitted on Tuesday. Admission is the first stage. Following a legal review, if the court finds out that its convention on human rights was violated on the legal grounds summarized above, there will be a festival in Turkey. How? So far, two concrete results of the referendum have been implemented. One: A president who is a member of a party. And two: a new board of judges and prosecutors. If a violation is found, both will be legally invalid, according to the convention. What about the rest of the referendum? We are not there yet.