President Erdogan Wins Turkish Referendum
Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, has won in the Sunday referendum in Turkey.
At least 99 per cent of the ballots have been counted, with 51.36 per cent voting a “yes”, and 48.64 per cent voting a “no”.
Addressing jubilant supporters in Istanbul, the President said Turkey has taken a historic decision, and that the country could hold a referendum on bringing back the death penalty.
Following the referendum, the President would be given vastly enhanced powers to appoint cabinet ministers, issue decrees, choose senior judges and dissolve parliament.
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