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Turkey's nationalist opposition says referendum result must be respected
April 16, 2017 / 6:05 PM / 8 months ago

Turkey's nationalist opposition says referendum result must be respected

ANKARA (Reuters) - The leader of Turkey’s nationalist MHP opposition party said on Sunday that the outcome of a referendum on boosting the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan was an “undeniably successful achievement” and should be respected.

Police officers escort election officials carrying bags full of ballots following a voting procedure for a referendum in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

Devlet Bahceli, who supported the “yes” campaign in Sunday’s vote, made the comments in a statement as initial results showed a narrow victory for proposed constitutional changes to replace Turkey’s parliamentary system with an executive presidency.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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