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Yildirim: Turkey didn#039t become authoritarian state after referendum

Yildirim: Turkey didn't become authoritarian state after referendum

Turkey didn't become an authoritarian state after the referendum, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. According to him, if Turkey was indeed an authoritarian state, then a larger number of citizens would vote for …

 Turkish high court rejects bid appeal referendum - media

Turkish high court rejects bid appeal referendum - media

Turkey’s highest administrative court has rejected the main opposition party’s bid to appeal the result of the April 16 referendum on boosting the president’s powers. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) is …

Turkish bar association: electoral board violated law during referendum

Turkish bar association: electoral board violated law during referendum

Turkey's electoral board's decision to allow unstamped ballots in Sunday's referendum was clearly against the law, prevented proper records being kept, and may have impacted the results, the Union of Turkish Bar Associations …

Yuri Mavashev: Referendum showed that Turkish society is divided

Yuri Mavashev: Referendum showed that Turkish society is divided

Results of the nationwide referendum in Turkey on amending the constitution showed that Turkish society is divided today, the head of the political research of the Center for Modern Turkish Studies, Yuri Mavashev, said in an …

Turkey intends to extend state of emergency - media

Turkey intends to extend state of emergency - media

Turkey intends to extend a nearly nine-month state of emergency after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a key referendum boosting his powers, CNN Turk and NTV television reported. The decision to extend the emergency, …

Slutsky: referendum in Turkey not to affect its ties with Russia

Slutsky: referendum in Turkey not to affect its ties with Russia

The chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, Leonid Slutsky, believes that the outcome of the Turkish referendum will cause no harm to relations of partnership with Russia. "Relations …

Andrey Baklanov: Referendum changes situation in favor of Erdogan

Andrey Baklanov: "Referendum changes situation in favor of Erdogan"

The deputy head of the Council of the Russian Diplomats Association on the outcome of the Turkish referendum

Kremlin: Turkish people’s choice must be respected

Kremlin: Turkish people’s choice must be respected

The choice made by Turkey at Sunday’s referendum on expanding presidential powers must be respected, the Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "The referendum is absolutely a sovereign affair of the Turkish …

Iranian Foreign Minister: we respect Turkish nation#039s decision on referendum

Iranian Foreign Minister: we respect Turkish nation's decision on referendum

Iran respects the Turkish people's decision on constitutional referendum, which was held yesterday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.‎ "The referendum is Turkey's domestic …

Merkel and Gabriel urges to prevent split in Turkish society after referendum

Merkel and Gabriel urges to prevent split in Turkish society after referendum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that the German government had noted Turkey's preliminary referendum result and respected Turkish citizens' right to decide on …

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to give up the idea of European integration, while seeking to strengthen his power, the Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee …

Lukashenko congratulates Erdogan on successful constitutional referendum

Lukashenko congratulates Erdogan on successful constitutional referendum

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on successful constitutional referendum expanding the presidential powers, the press service of the Belarusian …

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 …

Turkey to become presidential republic in 2019

Turkey to become presidential republic in 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that new executive presidency would likely go into effect after the 2019 election. He told the country is in an important “civilian change”.  …

Turkish opposition intends to demand recount of up to 60% of votes

Turkish opposition intends to demand recount of up to 60% of votes

Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will demand a recount of up to 60% of votes cast in a referendum that could give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers, party deputy chairman Erdal …

Erdogan casts vote in Istanbul

Erdogan casts vote in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan cast his vote on April 16 for the referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency, Hurriyet Daily News …

Two killed in gunfire in school during referendum voting in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Two killed in gunfire in school during referendum voting in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

An exchange of gunfire occurred between two groups due to differing political views at a polling station in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, killing two and wounding one person on April 16, Hurriyet Daily News reported citing Doğan News …

Constitutional referendum kicks off in Turkey

Constitutional referendum kicks off in Turkey

A referendum on constitutional amendments that expand the powers of the president and abolish the post of the prime minister began in Turkey on Sunday morning. The vote has already began in 33 out of the country’s 81 provinces, at …

 Erdogan intends to bring Europe to account in week

Erdogan intends to bring Europe to account in week

Turkey will soon hold the Europeans to account for their unfair treatment of the country, the Turkish Presidet Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in Izmir promoting a constitutional referendum. "I expect a high …

Erdogan: Turkey is guardian of peace and freedom

Erdogan: Turkey is guardian of peace and freedom

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes that Turkey is the guardian of peace and freedom. He made this statement in the city of Diyarbakir during a trip in support of the constitutional reform, which expands …

Turkish society will split after referendum, poll says

Turkish society will split after referendum, poll says

There is approximately same number of supporters and opponents of changes to the constitution in Turkey. This is evidenced by polls conducted on the eve of a referendum on amendments to the country's main law. In particular, …

Turkey#039s ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution

Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution

Turkey's ruling party has formally launched a campaign urging a yes vote in a referendum to amend the constitution, eliminating the position of prime minister and extending the powers of the president, Al Jazeera reports. Prime …

 Erdogan ratifies amendments to Turkish constitution

Erdogan ratifies amendments to Turkish constitution

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ratified amendments to the country’s Constitution, according to the website of the Turkish presidential administration. Parliament approved the constitutional …

 Turkey to hold referendum on constitution on April 16

Turkey to hold referendum on constitution on April 16

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the date for the referendum on whether to boost the executive branch will most likely be held on April 16.  “The claims that the president will rule the country …

Beşiktaş fans blame Arda Turan for being racist

Beşiktaş fans blame Arda Turan for being racist

A Beşiktaş fan group has sent a letter to Barcelona club about its player Arda Turan, who supported a “yes” campaign prior to a referendum in which people will vote constitutional amendment draft that proposes …

Turkish parliament submits constitution reform bill to Erdogan

Turkish parliament submits constitution reform bill to Erdogan

A bill to change the Turkish constitution has been formally presented to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a procedural step that will pave the way for an April referendum. The Constitutional Amendment Draft, …

Turkish parliament approves constitutional amendments on presidential form of government

Turkish parliament approves constitutional amendments on presidential form of government

Turkey’s lawmakers have endorsed a bill on amendments to the country’s constitution changing the current parliamentary system to the presidential form of government. A total of 339 MPs out of 488 voted ...

Turkish MPs hurt in brawl over constitution reform (VIDEO)

Turkish MPs hurt in brawl over constitution reform (VIDEO)

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At least two Turkish MPs were injured as brawls erupted in parliament between supporters and critics of a constitutional reform bill boosting the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local reports said. Those hurt …

Turkish parliament adopts constitutional reform in first round

Turkish parliament adopts constitutional reform in first round

Turkey's parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. …

Turkey#039s parliament approves key articles of presidential system reform

Turkey's parliament approves key articles of presidential system reform

Turkey's parliament approved key articles of a constitutional reform overnight which would allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees, bringing a step closer the executive presidency sought …