Referendums

A man reads a newspaper with images of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a map showing the results of Sunday referendum, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to the nation's president, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
April 17, 2017 - 7:58 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to the nation's president, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. Turkey's electoral board confirmed the...
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People walk along the main market in Istanbul, Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to the nation's president, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 17, 2017 - 7:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's referendum on presidential powers (all times local): 2:55 p.m. An official of Turkey's governing party says they will invite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to rejoin the party that he co-founded. The deputy chairman of the AKP, Mustafa Elitas, told...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, prays as he visits the grave of late Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, in Istanbul, Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party has called on the country's electoral board to cancel Sunday's referendum that approved a proposal to grant sweeping powers to the nation's president. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service via AP)
April 17, 2017 - 6:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's referendum on presidential powers (all times local): 1:55 p.m. French President Francois Hollande says the Turkish referendum results show a divided nation and is urging Turkish authorities to respect opposition voices and European values. Hollande said...
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Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrate in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has raised objections to the actions of the country's electoral board in the conduct of Sunday's referendum on whether to expand the powers of the president. Kilicdaroglu said the Supreme Electoral Board had "rendered the referendum polemical " with announcement that it would accept as valid ballots cast without official stamps.(AP Photo/Ali Unal)
April 17, 2017 - 6:36 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's referendum on presidential powers (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A day after winning a referendum on expanding the president's powers, Turkey's government is focused on extending a controversial state of emergency by a further three months. Turkey's...
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Supporters of Justice and Development party (AK) wave Turkish flags and hold a poster of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside its offices in Istanbul, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voting has ended in Turkey's historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional changes that would greatly expand the powers of Erdogan and the result will determine Turkey's long-term political future and will likely have lasting effects on its relations with the European Union and the world. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 16, 2017 - 5:41 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a historic referendum Sunday that will greatly expand the powers of his office, although opposition parties questioned the outcome and said they would challenge the results. With 99 percent of the ballots counted, the "yes" vote stood at 51...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves a hall following a news briefing in Istanbul, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's historic referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 5:38 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The European Union's top officials have responded cautiously to the outcome of Turkey's constitutional referendum and are...
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Supporters of the "Yes" vote, raise flags during celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. With four-fifths of the ballots counted in Turkey's historic referendum, those who back constitutional changes greatly expanding President Erdogan's powers have a 6-point lead, the official Anadolu news agency said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 4:46 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The head of Turkey's electoral board has confirmed that the "yes" votes have won a critical referendum on whether to expand the...
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Supporters of the "Yes" vote, celebrate in Istanbul, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. With 97 percent of the ballots counted in Turkey's historic referendum, those who back constitutional changes greatly expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers had a narrow lead Sunday night, the official Anadolu news agency said. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 16, 2017 - 4:38 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision." Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said unofficial results showed the "yes" side had won by a margin...
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Supporters of the "Yes" vote, raise flags during celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. With four-fifths of the ballots counted in Turkey's historic referendum, those who back constitutional changes greatly expanding President Erdogan's powers have a 6-point lead, the official Anadolu news agency said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 4:12 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 11 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan briefly struck a conciliatory tone in a speech after a close victory in Turkey's referendum...
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Supporters of Justice and Development party (AK) wave Turkish flags and hold a poster of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside its offices in Istanbul, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voting has ended in Turkey's historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional changes that would greatly expand the powers of Erdogan and the result will determine Turkey's long-term political future and will likely have lasting effects on its relations with the European Union and the world. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 16, 2017 - 4:03 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision." Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said unofficial results showed the "yes" side had won by a margin...
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