Turkey in final referendum push as jihadists detained

Turkey in final referendum push as jihadists detainedTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday made a final push for votes in a referendum on expanding his powers, as the authorities said they had foiled a possible jihadist plot against the poll. Opinion polls — usually treated with caution in Turkey — have predicted a tight outcome on Sunday despite the considerable advantages of the ‘Yes’ campaign in both airtime and campaign resources. The referendum will take place under a state of emergency that has been in place since last summer’s failed coup, which has seen some 47,000 arrested in the biggest crackdown in Turkey’s history.



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