Turkey’s voters kept in the dark
The standard by which the modern world judges elections is whether they are free and fair.
In this case, “free” means that citizens entitled to vote have the right to register to vote and are free to make their choice, without external pressure. On this count, Turkey generally performs well.
“Fair”, in the case of elections, refers to all registered political parties having an equal right to contest the elections and campaign for voter support with meetings and rallies. It is here where Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, falls woefully short.
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