Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union Commission, said that they closely followed the elections held in Turkey, that the large turnout was a great achievement and that they expected to see what the second round would bring.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union Commission, responded to a question about her assessment of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey in the 28th session at a press conference with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
Noting that Turkey is an important partner for them, von der Leyen used the following phrases:
“The high turnout in this election is really good news, because it shows that the Turkish people are committed to going and voting using their democratic rights, and that they value democratic institutions. This is the big win in yesterday’s election. The election is still going on. Now we need to see the second round. We’re following the data on this very closely. We’ll have to see what the second round brings.”
On the other hand, EU Council President Michel said he appreciates Turkish citizens for the high participation in the elections.
Referring to the importance of the electoral process in democracies, Michel stated that they will follow the outcome of this process.
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