Turkish opposition appeals referendum on Erdogan powers

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Turkey ‘s main opposition party said it filed a court appeal on Friday against a decision by electoral authorities to accept unstamped ballot papers in the tightly contested referendum granting President Tayyip Erdogan wide new powers.

Preliminary referendum results gave a narrow 51.4 per cent approval for the biggest overhaul of Turkey ‘s political system since the modern state was established nearly a century ago, but opposition parties said the poll was deeply flawed.

Held under a state of emergency in place since a failed coup last July, it was criticised by European...


Turkish opposition appeals referendum on Erdogan powers


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