Monday, April 17, 2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in the referendum on granting him sweeping new powers, saying it was won by a clear majority.
He was speaking in Istanbul as the count neared completion. With more than 99% of ballots counted, "Yes" was on 51.36% and "No" on 48.64%.
Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency will modernise the country.
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