Turkish Foreign Ministry: U.S. has no rights to intervene in Turkey's election
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy criticized U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino's call to accept the March 31 election results.
"No country has the right to intervene in the election results of another country in a way that is far from law and democracy and to see itself as a source of legitimacy of the results," Hurriyet daily cited the Turkish diplomat as saying.
"It is essential that the will of the voter is fully reflected in the ballot box results, and everyone should respect the legal and democratic struggle shown in this regard," he said, stressing that Turkey is a state of democratic law and weekend local polls were carried out in a democratic and transparent environment.
"Anti-democratic approaches and habits can no way overshadow Turkey's democratic maturity," Aksoy stressed.