OSCE expresses concerns over June 24 elections in Turkey in interim report

Source:Stockholm Center for Freedom Date:17Jun2018

An interim report of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) cites a number of concerns regarding the democratic process ahead of upcoming elections in Turkey, including restrictions on freedom of assembly, association and expression as well as the ongoing arrest of one of the presidential candidates, the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş.

“The media landscape is dominated by outlets whose owners are considered affiliated with the government or depend on public contracts,” the report said.