The entire country’s eyes were fixed on the board, expecting it to resolve the political turmoil sparked by its veto of 12 mostly Kurdish candidates’ bids to run for Parliament.
The YSK announced in a press statement that no obstacles remained to the candidacy of six names who are backed by the BDP, and one other independent candidate.
Hatip Dicle, Ertugrul Kürkçü, Leyla Zana, Gülten Kisanak, Sabahat Tuncel and Mehmet Salih Yildiz will be able to run in June’s general elections.
Protests broke out in several cities across Turkey after the board barred 12 candidates from entering the June general elections. One person was shot and killed by the police Wednesday during a demonstration in Bismil.