EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

European Union take note of the reported results of the referendum in Turkey on the amendments to the Constitution.

"We are awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to alleged irregularities," the joint statement of the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn says.

They noted that the constitutional amendments, and especially their practical implementation, will be "assessed in light of Turkey's obligations as a European Union candidate country and as a member of the Council of Europe". 

The officials also encourage Turkey to "address the Council of Europe's concerns and recommendations, including with regards to the State of Emergency". 

"In view of the close referendum result and the far-reaching implications of the constitutional amendments, we also call on the Turkish authorities to seek the broadest possible national consensus in their implementation," the statement adds.

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