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Turkey PM declares victory in referendum on expanding Erdogan

AFP  |  Ankara 

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim today declared victory for the 'Yes' camp in the referendum on expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying the country had opened a "new page" in its democracy.

"The presidential system, according to unofficial results, has been confirmed with a 'Yes' vote," Yildirim told supporters from the balcony of the headquarters of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara.

"This is a decision made by the people. In our democracy's history, a new page has opened.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 00:42 IST