This is a story of the ten years’ experience of Independent Election Observation in Turkey. The story will not tell you what happened in Turkey regarding elections in last ten years but tell you the story of democracy and civil society in Turkey.
Since 2004, Seda Alp have been working for international human rights and development institutions including Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Civil Society Development Centre (STGM). Seda is a cofounder of Association of Monitoring Equal Rights (AMER), which aims to collect quality data in discrimination and human rights, developing data collection tools and methods at national level.
I involved in variety of research and monitoring activities such as adaptation of international election observation standards regarding disadvantage groups for local and parliamentary elections in Turkey. Seda is a co-writer of the first monitoring report on “Ethnic and Racial discrimination in Turkey” published by Bilgi University in 2010 and drafted several shadow and informative reports to different UN mechanisms and international organisations.