European parties react to Turkish referendum


Protesters shout slogans and hold placards reading 'NO we will win' during a rally against the referendum results in Istanbul, Turkey, 17 April 2017.

European parties react to Turkish referendum

European leaders expressed concern following the Yes vote in the referendum in Turkey which gives the president new sweeping powers. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's push for an executive presidency succeeded with 51.4% of the vote.

The European Commission said the close result means Ankara should seek “the broadest national consensus” in implementing the vote.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, Erdogan repeated his intention to review Turkey's suspension of the death penalty, a step which woul...

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