Irregularities in the count have been dominating the national agenda since Tuesday, following Turkey’s Sunday elections, which polls and analysts predicted could end the two-decade rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Votes for the pro-Kurdish Green Left Party were discovered to have been recorded as votes for parties in the ruling bloc in many ballot boxes in several cities, after the Supreme Electoral Council made the election result data available to political parties.
Opposition parties have lodged formal appeals against these irregularities, which have raised doubts among voters about the accuracy of the election results.
The increase in the votes of the AKP-allied extreme right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), especially in some Kurdish cities in the southeast, was a major topic of debate after the elections. The Green Left Party, which has so far detected irregularities in more than 1,000 ballot boxes and is continuing its investigations and lodging appeals, has found that in some places, all votes for cast them had been transferred to the AKP or its allies, while in some other places a portion of them had been transferred.
Mezopotamya Agency has compiled the discrepancies between the original polling station reports and the official results of the Supreme Electoral Council: