Communist Party of Turkey : 'There is no legitimacy of political power anymore'

There is no legitimacy of the referendum results which have been determined by oppression, fraud and thefts
Sunday, 16 April 2017 23:18

The CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) released a statement on the devious results of Sunday's referendum.

The statement declared Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and AKP government as illegitimate since the referendum results "are designated with tyranny, cheating and stealing".

Reminding that a political power does not receive its legitimacy only with votes, the Communist Party of Turkey's statement declared the celebrations of the ruling AKP government an act of "mocking" the people. The ruling AKP government has long been illegitimate with its reactionary character and practices against the people, the statement said, calling the referendum results "a confirmation of illegitimacy".

"This election has the marks of tyranny and cheating", the statement declared, referring to the decision of Supreme Committee of Elections to accept unsealed voting papers and envelopes as valid.

Confirming that the governing party’s ruling capability is destroyed, the Communist Party of Turkey reminded that the AKP government lost most of larger cities and city centres where no votes overwhelmingly prevailed. Therefore, " there is zero chance for the society to accept a 'yes' result to be declared", the statement said.

The Communist Party of Turkey called on the people "to unite, to act organised and not to accept 'fait accompli'".