Erdogan clinches victory in Turkish constitutional referendum
Turkish President says now Turkey has resolved a two hundred year old conflict in its administration.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum on constitutional changes.
In a post-referendum speech at Huber Palace in Istanbul, Erdogan said with this victory, Turkey has resolved a two hundred year old conflict in its administration.
Turkish President said 25 million Yes votes were cast, with a 1.3-million vote margin of victory.
Meanwhile, thousands of flag-waving supporters of the President rallied in Ankara and Istanbul in celebration.
Under the constitutional changes, the president will appoint the cabinet and vice-presidents, besides selecting and removing senior civil servants without parliamentary approval.