Statement by the Co-Chairs of the EP Democracy Support And Election Coordination Group David McAllister and Linda McAvan.
Local elections will take place in Turkey on 31 March 2019.
The European Parliament will not observe this electoral process, and consequently will neither comment on the process nor on the results that will be announced afterwards. No individual Member of the European Parliament has been mandated to observe or comment on this electoral process on its behalf.
Therefore, should any Member of the European Parliament decide to observe these elections, she/he would do so on her/his own initiative and should under no circumstances through any statement or action, associate her/his participation with the European Parliament.