Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan's power

Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan's powerBy Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Turks vote in a hotly contested referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history. Opinion polls have given a narrow lead for a “Yes” vote, which would replace Turkey’s parliamentary democracy with an all-powerful presidency and may see Erdogan in office until at least 2029. The outcome will also shape Turkey’s strained relations with the European Union.



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