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Supreme Election Council
Yüksek Seçim Kurulu
Established16 February 1950 (1950-02-16) [1]
Location Ankara
Composition methodLegislative selection
Authorized by Constitution of Turkey
Appeals toImpossible after single term of objection to council itself within 48 hours of decision (election results)
Impossible (all other decisions)
Judge term length6 years (renewable) [2]
Number of positions7 regular, 4 substitute [2]
Annual budget146,808,000 TL (2016) [3]
CurrentlyAhmet Yener
Since26 January 2023
(12 months ago)
 (2023-01-26) [4]
Currently Ekrem Özübek
Since26 January 2023
(12 months ago)
 (2023-01-26) [4]

The Supreme Election Council ( Turkish: Yüksek Seçim Kurulu; YSK) is the highest electoral authority in Turkey. It was established by the Deputies Election Law no. 5545 on 16 February 1950. [1] After the 1960 coup, the Supreme Election Council gained constitutional authority by the Constitution of 1961. Its duty is to ensure that the principles and rules of the constitution are upheld.

The Supreme Election Council consists of a president, six members and four substitute members from the Court of Cassation and the Council of State judges.


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