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Turkey: election campaign free but conditions unequal international observers say


Presidential candidates in Turkey able to campaign freely, but playing field not level, say international observers

Strasbourg, 11.08.2014 – Three candidates, representing different political positions, were generally able to campaign freely, and freedoms of assembly and association were respected in the 10 August presidential election in Turkey, international election observers said in a statement issued today. However, the Prime Minister’s use of his official position, along with biased media coverage, gave him a distinct advantage over the other candidates. (more...)

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