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16.04.2017 - 17: 12

The referendum on constitutional amendments in Turkey

Turkish citizens voted in a referendum for constitutional change involving the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential system, the head of the country's Central Election Commission Sadi Guven.

  • Turkey's electoral commission rejected an appeal by the opposition to the referendum results

    Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council rejected the appeal of the opposition on the outcome of the referendum on the transition to a presidential system.

    During the appeal satisfaction voted one member of the VIS against - 10, RIA "Novosti".

    The final results of the referendum fail 27-28 April, following consideration of all appeals.

  • Putin congratulated Erdogan with the outcome of the referendum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the outcome of the referendum on the transition to a presidential form of government, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov.

    On it informs RIA "Novosti".

    Earlier Tuesday, the Sands did not announce the conversation Putin and Erdogan's referendum results.

    On Monday, Erdogan congratulated on the results of the referendum President Donald Trump.

  • Turkey's opposition demanded the election commission to cancel the results of the referendum

    The main opposition Republican People's Party of Turkey lodged with the Supreme Electoral Council appeal the complete abolition of the constitutional referendum.

    "The appeal was filed today in the VIS 14.30 MSK. We demand the complete abolition of the referendum results because of irregularities in its implementation ", - said the representative of the party, according to RIA" Novosti ".

  • Turkey's ruling party has decided to offer to lead the movement to Erdogan

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during a speech in parliament, said that the ruling Justice and Development Party will propose to President Tayyip Erdogan to restore the membership of the organization after the announcement of the official results of the referendum.

  • Austria announced the closing of the doors of the EU to Turkey

    The head of the Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz responded positively to the question of whether completely closed "door to Europe" for Turkey after the referendum.

    He said that the referendum "alienated her from the rule of law and democracy", "Turkey is moving away from Europe" and can not rely on the introduction of visa-free regime, as Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan "deliberately led anti-European campaign and attacked Europe", reports TASS with reference to bild.

    Kurtz called to turn the financial assistance that the EU provides Turkey in the framework of the integration process, since accession, "still will not."

    "It is impossible after the referendum, to pretend that nothing has happened," - he said, urging Ankara to Brussels and clarify the relationship.

    According to Kurtz, Turkey and the EU need not accession negotiations and "the agreement between the neighbors, which defines the areas in which we are working (for example, the issue of refugees), and in which - no."

  • Trump congratulated Erdogan with the results of the Turkish referendum

    The head of the US State Donald Trump on the phone congratulated the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the results of the referendum, media reported.

    It is reported by Anadolu on Twitter.

    The White House and the State Department did not comment on the referendum in Turkey, waiting for the report of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, on the drafting of which, according to State Department spokesman Mark Toner, take a few weeks, reportsTASS.

    "We thank the OSCE observer mission for the important work they have done and to note the problems identified in the initial assessment of the last campaign and vote," - said Toner.

  • Protests against the Turkish referendum results began in Istanbul

    In Istanbul, began protests against the results of the referendum, the results of which Turkey must move to a presidential form of government.

    The demonstrators marched through the streets carrying placards that read, "No, we will win." People were chanting "thief-murderer - Erdogan", "Interfax" reports with reference to Associated Press.

    The AP reports that the opposition demands to cancel the results of the vote in connection with violations during the vote count, write "Vedomosti".

  • Erdogan: OSCE should know their place

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan reacted harshly to the OSCE criticism of violations of the Turkish referendum, saying the organization should "know their place."

    "Know your place! We will not listen to the politically motivated statements that you produce ", - transfers words of Erdogan TASS.

    OSCE Earlier, commenting on the constitutional referendum in Turkey, said violations of the legislation on the ballot, which is not consistent with Council of Europe standards.

  • Erdogan called the results of the referendum victory over the Crusaders

    Turkish citizens voted for the country's transition to a presidential form of government, despite the opposition of "those who have the Crusader world." Such an opinion was expressed by the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his speech on Monday, April 17 leads Reuters.

    "We have fought against all enemies (...) But we survived as a nation. We can only bow before our holy places and more to anyone "- quoted by RIA Novosti Erdogan.

    According to him, after Turkey becomes a presidential republic, it will be even stronger.

  • The OSCE said on violations during the referendum in Turkey

    OSCE, commenting on the constitutional referendum in Turkey, noted that the vote did not meet Council of Europe standards, in addition, the law has been violated.

    According to OSCE observers, a constitutional referendum took place in an environment where "two sides of the campaign did not have equal opportunities", with the result that the voters did not receive objective information on the key aspects of the reform, according to RIA "Novosti".

    At the same time we found that the very day of the referendum, the OSCE was organized well.

  • Turks and Kurds staged a massive collision in France

    About a hundred Turks and Kurds armed with iron crowbars and baseball bats have become parties to the mass brawl in the city of Rennes in the west of France on Sunday evening after the referendum in Turkey, said the radio station France Bleu.

    In place of the incident, the police arrived, which participants brawl surrounded by cars and started throwing them in a variety of subjects. One of law enforcement officers received minor injuries.

    The police to disperse the crowd with tear gas was used, the two men were detained, the RIA "Novosti".

  • Peskov called the referendum in Turkey, the country's sovereign affair

    Constitutional referendum in Turkey is a sovereign affair of the country, you must respect the will of the Turkish people, said the president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "The last referendum - this is a sovereign matter of the Republic of Turkey. We believe that everyone should respect the will of the Turkish people, "- Peskov said, according to RIA" Novosti ".

  • Brussels offered to deprive the Turks of Belgian nationality

    Member of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament of Belgium, Hendrik Bogaert on the results of the constitutional referendum in Turkey proposed to deprive the Turks, having the nationality of the two countries, the Belgian citizenship.

    "More than half of Turks voted in favor of an authoritarian system of government. Now we must put an end to dual citizenship. Choose! "- said Bogart on Twitter.

  • Merkel proposed to discuss the compliance with the constitutional reform in Turkey's EU criteria

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Zigmar Gabriel the country issued a joint statement in which it called for Ankara to discuss bilateral and European level on issues of conformity of constitutional reform in Turkey's EU criteria in the field of human rights and freedoms.

    In Berlin, recalled that the Council of Europe Venice Commission expressed concern with respect to both the referendum and the content of the constitutional reform.

    "As a member of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and candidate for accession to the EU, which has assumed an obligation to comply with the EU Copenhagen criteria on democracy and protection of fundamental rights, the Turkish government has to solve this concern," - said in a statement, RIA "Novosti".

    According to German politicians, the referendum result shows how much the Turkish society is split and blamed it on the Turkish authorities and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports TASS.

    "The Cabinet expects the Turkish government after a tough campaign will seek dialogue with all political and social forces of the country. ... It is necessary as soon as possible to begin negotiations with Turkey, both on a bilateral level as well as between the European institutions and Turkey, "- they added.

  • Turkey explained the CEC decision on the referendum ballot without seals

    The head of the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey Sadi Güven explained that the Electoral Commission began to consider the validity of ballots and envelopes without printing due to mistakes made by election commissions during the constitutional referendum.

    According to him, some members of election commissions from the beginning of the referendum made mistakes, despite the elapsed training and information.

    "Because of these errors, we made the decision (to accept ballots without seals), so as not to interfere with the right of voters to express his will" - Guven said, RIA "Novosti".

    He said that the printing on envelopes are ballots second level of protection, since the same "filigree protection", as in the printing of banknotes have been used when printing envelopes and papers.

  • NATO called the results of the referendum in Turkey's internal affair

    A source at the headquarters of NATO in Brussels declined to comment on the results of the constitutional referendum in Turkey, calling it an internal affair of the Turkish people.

    "The constitutional referendum in Turkey - the case of the Turkish people. I would advise you to contact the Turkish authorities, "- he told RIA" News "the official NATO headquarters.

  • Canadian media: Erdogan got a lot of power for a huge price for the future of Turkey

    Erdogan uses the results of the referendum to consolidate power, to continue attacks on the opposition and make Turkey a more conservative and religious country, according to Canadian media.

    After the referendum, Turkey will become more fragmented than ever, according to the Canadian edition of The Globe and Mail.

    According to him, the Turkish opposition, opposed the introduction of amendments to the Constitution, there was no chance of victory in the plebiscite. Against the backdrop of an active propaganda in favor of voting for the amendments, the campaign against them was much less evident and did not have such a wide scope, and almost did not get media coverage. In addition, the active opposition was persecuted, and the ballot referendum question was not even specified, only the column "Yes" and "No," says The Globe and Mail. Under these conditions, a small detachment of the winning option, as well as the failure of the authorities in the three largest cities: Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir - this is a great achievement of the opposition.

    After his victory, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will further strengthen the power and continue the persecution of their opponents. There will be more attacks in the EU and possibly even campaign for the resumption of the death penalty in the country. It is also expected a greater rejection of secularism, the expansion of Islamic schools, the establishment of a more conservative legislation, as well as tough policy toward the Kurds.

  • Turks in Belgium showed the highest percentage in the EU in a referendum Erdogan Support

    For constitutional changes that expand the powers of the head of state, expressed 77,1% of the Turkish diaspora in Belgium, it follows from the results of the vote count 44,5 thousand. Voters, according to Premiere radio.

    However, in Austria for constitutional changes voted 73,2% voters in the Netherlands - 70,3%, in France - 65,2%, Germany - 63%, Denmark - 60,6%.

    The largest percentage of express to the changes observed in Spain and the UK - 86,7% and 79,1%, respectively, according to RIA "Novosti".

    At the same time, the candidate for the presidency of France, former economy minister Emmanuel Macron has expressed concern that the referendum in Turkey will lead to the absolute power of the President Tayyip Erdogan.

    "It is impossible to Turkish referendum led to absolute power. When I am elected president, I will stretch out a hand to all democrats "- Macron said.

    Meanwhile, in Turkey, handled all the ballots in a referendum on the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential system. Constitutional amendments supported 51,18% of citizens.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declaring "victory" in the referendum, said that in the near future is going to discuss the return of the practice of the death penalty.

  • CNN: Today in Turkey, democracy died

    Results of the referendum in Turkey will allow Erdogan to concentrate all power in his hands, destroying secularism and democracy in the country.

    Results of the referendum in Turkey on constitutional amendments promised to make the country "less democratic, more sharply divided and more religious than ever», CNN writes.

    American television channel said that, fearing defeat, the Turkish authorities at the last moment changed the voting rules. Right in the plebiscite, they stated that, contrary to the rules in counting the ballots will be counted, on which no printing of the election commission. Moreover, proponents of the amendments have had a huge advantage in media coverage, while opponents have faced threats and the risk of losing their jobs if they openly voiced their position.

    Adoption of amendments to the constitution will not only strengthen the power of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but also give him the opportunity to be elected for two terms as president - in 2019 and 2024 years.

    According to CNN, is now ahead of Turkish people chopped even more tense Era Erdogana. President of the country will now get the authority to advance his plan to destroy secularism and the concentration of power in his hands. "For those who want Turkey continued its path to democracy, the rule of law, judicial independence, freedom of speech and equality for all, the road ahead was now much, much more sheer," - said the TV channel.

  • In Germany, called to suspend the negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU

    After the adoption of the Turkish referendum decision to move to a parliamentary system of government, the presidential German politicians urged to stop the negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union.

    Heads of leading German parties demanded to cancel the negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union, as well as curtail military cooperation with Ankara, reports Deutsche Welle.

    In particular, the deputy chairman of the Christian Social Union, Manfred Weber said that full membership of Turkey in the EU has "can not be the aim of the negotiations." A zamredsedatelya Christian Democratic Union Yuliya Klekner in an article for the Huffington Post noted that the door to Turkey's EU finally closed. She also called for ending the financial support provided for the entry of Turkey into the EU (Turkey has already received from Brussels 4,8 billion euros, and to 2020 years was to get even almost 4,5 billion), according to dpa.

    The leaders of the Left Party and the "green" Sahra Wagenknecht and Cem Özdemir also made a demand to review the approach to military cooperation with Turkey, at least 260 withdraw troops from Germany, who are serving on the base of Incirlik.

    Officially, Germany has not announced a decision on this issue. Only the head of the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for prudence and trying to "keep a cool head."

    In addition, according to the politicians, it is necessary to stop supplying arms to Turkey.

    Note that the head of the non-EU countries, according to preliminary information, announced a review of relations with Turkey at a summit in early May.

  • In Europe warily embraced the referendum in Turkey

    The EU and the Council of Europe's Guide carefully interpreted the results of the referendum in Turkey on the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential form of government. At the same time a number of countries, including European ones gave their greetings to the Turkish authorities.

    In Europe, gave cautious comments about the outcome of the referendum on constitutional reform in Turkey, CNN reported.

    European Commission President Jean-Klod Yunker and other European officials issued a report which states that the EU expects the evaluation results of the referendum on the part of the OSCE observation mission. Brussels also pointed out: "The constitutional amendment, and particularly their practical application will be assessed in the light of Turkey's commitments as a candidate for EU membership."

    The Council of Europe noted that a small detachment of the winning version of the loser means that the Turkish leadership should take further steps with caution. The organization also noted that it is important in this case to ensure the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law.

    The TV channel also said that leaders of Hungary, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia and Sudan congratulated the Turkish leadership. His congratulations in a telephone conversation conveyed Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, stressing that the referendum indicates the "dawn of a new era" in Turkey and strengthen its' role and place in the international arena. "

  • CEC confirmed Turkey "Erdogan's victory" in the referendum

    Turkish citizens voted in a referendum for constitutional change involving the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential system, the head of the country's Central Election Commission Sadi Guven.

    According to him, preliminary data suggest that the "yes" vote on 1,25 million more than against, reports TASS.

    As a result of the amendments approved by the people of Turkey, Güven said.

    "The final results will be announced at the latest 11-12 days," - he said, adding that he had not processed about 600 thousand ballots..

    For his part, the chairman of the main opposition Republican People's Party of Turkey, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said that, according to the count, who led his party, opponents of the constitutional reform gained more than 50% of votes, according to RIA "Novosti".

    The representative of the CHP Erdal Aksyunger said that the opposition is going to file a protest at the results of the referendum as a vote before the end of Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council resolved to consider the validity of ballots without seals.

    Guven said that during previous polls The CEC also agreed to consider the validity of ballots, which did not have all the necessary seals. According to him, the election law does not prohibit it.

    He said that representatives of the ruling party and the main opposition party "were almost all polling stations", have protocols processing of ballots signed by these representatives.

  • Erdogan decided the first thing after the referendum discuss the topic of the death penalty

    Turkish President Redzhep Tayip Erdogan said he intends to discuss with the Prime Minister Binali Yyldyrymom and the head of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli, "the topic of the death penalty."

    According to Erdogan, speaking to the people of Istanbul, the referendum gave an answer to those "who threatened us with a stick," but there is still a lot of work. "First of all," he decided to discuss the possibility of the return of the death penalty in Turkey, reports TASS.

    "Popular Resistance" coup attempt Erdogan called "legendary."

  • Erdogan Yildirim congratulated on his victory in the referendum in Turkey

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a telephone conversation congratulated the country Binali Yyldyryma government and party leaders to "victory in the referendum," said sources in the presidential administration of Turkey.

    Erdogan congratulated Yildirim, who heads the Justice and Development Party, as well as the heads of the Nationalist Movement Party and the Great Unity Party Devlet Bahceli and Mustafa Destidzhi. These three parties campaigned for amendments to the constitution.

    According to Erdogan, speaking to the people of Istanbul, the referendum gave an answer to those "who threatened us with a stick," but there is still a lot of work. "First of all," he decided to discuss the possibility of the return of the death penalty in Turkey, reports TASS.

    "Popular Resistance" coup attempt Erdogan called "legendary."

  • Turkish opposition accused the government of manipulating the referendum

    The Turkish authorities are engaged in manipulation during counting of votes in a referendum to change the form of government in the country, said deputy chairman of the main opposition Republican People's Party of Turkey Erdal Aksyunger.

    "According to our observers, defeat enemies presidential system. Such results we get from many provinces ", - transmits his words to RIA" Novosti ".

    He called to defend the choice of the country's inhabitants.

  • In Turkey over a vote in the referendum

    The Turkish authorities are engaged in manipulation during counting of votes in a referendum to change the form of government in the country, said deputy chairman of the main opposition Republican People's Party of Turkey Erdal Aksyunger.

    "According to our observers, defeat enemies presidential system. Such results we get from many provinces ", - transmits his words to RIA" Novosti ".

    He called to defend the choice of the country's inhabitants.

    Note that after treatment number votes 24% supporters a presidential system was 63,6%, but later advantage is rapidly decreased. As estimated 19.23 93,65% of votes from supporters of the presidential form of government - 51,92% of votes, the opponents - 48,08%.

    Voting has ended in 16.00 MSK in the eastern regions of Turkey and 17.00 MSK in the rest of the country. Laws about changing the form of government in the country have already been taken, but will only take effect in the event of a referendum success.

A source: LOOK

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