The opposition İYİ (Good) Party, which is set to race in the upcoming June 24 elections, has started a Google ads campaign for a number of keywords to target the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been dubbed by some social media users as “clever trolling.”
HDP’s imprisoned presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş will answer the questions asked to him on social media in Turkish, Kurdish and English until June 6.
Five opposition parties along with non-governmental organizations and union confederations have formed a “Fair Election Platform” in Ankara in order to ensure poll security in the upcoming June 24 elections.
EU ambassador to Turkey said member states may consider reopening accession talks with Ankara if Erdogan put an end to the post-coup state of emergency.
European Parliament Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri has stated that the imprisoned Presidential candidate of the HDP Selahattin Demirtaş should be released for a fair election.

PACE Report: State of Emergency Impacts Electoral Environment Negatively

The pre-electoral delegation of the PACE has published a report on Turkey. The delegation has emphasized that the State of Emergency conditions negatively impact the electoral environment.
The Supreme Board of Election (YSK) has granted Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the right to conduct audio-visual campaigning to be aired on state-run TRT ahead of the June 24 presidential election.
Selahattin Demirtaş, the presidential candidate of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), prefers to be called the “Kurdish Obama” rather than the “Kurdish Trump,” according to a recent interview.

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