Turkey's election result is compromised by a lack of transparency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech on June 24, 2018 in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections.  Erdogan on June 24 declared victory in a tightly-contested presidential election, extending his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap polls, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). / AFP / BULENT KILIC

Readers discuss Turkish election results, dishonest CVs, local farming and compassion for children

I write with reference to the article Erdogan declares total victory but opposition remains defiant (June 24): the results and the backlash they have provoked suggest that there was neither a genuine election process nor a truly reflective result.

Tracy Wilson, Abu Dhabi

Employers will always prefer honest applicants

I was flabbergasted to read in your editorial A frank CV could spare your blushes and a prison term (June 24) that candidates embellish their curriculum vitae and give factually incorrect information.

The CV is the mirror or actual reflection of a candidate. It should be completely factual. The submission of a CV is followed by an interview.

Employers are not unintelligent. They meet thousands of candidates every year so they can separate the wheat from the chaff and fact from fiction.Employers prefer an honest candidate to a deceptive person any day.

Ultimately, if the choice is between a clever candidate whose integrity is in some doubt and a candidate who is average but very honest, employers will select the latter. Many global companies do a thorough audit of the documents submitted by a candidate. Some companies also undertake a check with the local police about a candidate before hiring him or her.

Integrity is highly prized in corporations so is it is best to be honest and safe in seeking a career in any corporation or institution. There are no shortcuts to success and riches in life.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

Locally grown fruit and veg is better for the planet – and us

I refer to your article High demand for locally-produced fruit and vegetables, UAE supermarkets say (June 23): yes, we want fresh produce that lasts instead of items which already look half dead on the shelf and this is only possible if fruit and vegetables are travelling for less time.

Moreover, we want to support the local economy, bring down costs and be more sustainable.

Name withheld by request

Children should not be made to suffer for parents’ mistakes

I refer to your article A mother's plea for her children 'illegally' in UAE to be sent home to India (June 24): children should never be made to suffer for the mistakes of their parents, even inadvertently. So it is my humble plea: please let the children go. 

Shakila Mohammed, Al Ain