Election Report

Electoral Report: TURKEY / Parliamentary elections 22 July 2007

This was a critical election year for Turkey. The parliamentary elections were held well before their planned date, due to the political crisis resulting from the failure to elect a new President a few months earlier.1 The relative calm in which the elections took place was shattered when one candidate, the independent Tuncay Seyranlioglu, was shot to death while riding in his car in a district of Istanbul.
This observation mission was made possible thanks to support from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation to Development (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo - AECID) to the TEIM Election Watch.
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