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Voting ends in Turkish constitutional referendum Yes votes ahead in Turkish referendum

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Latest, Turkish constitutional referendum.97 percent of ballots counted, Yes votes lead with more than 51 percent.Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country.

Avrupa turkish newspaper/london-With more than 95 percent of the votes counted in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, Yes votes led on 51.70 percent. At 7.35 p.m. local time (1635GMT), 95.04 percent of votes had been counted. Figures from vote counts showed Yes on 51.70 percent -- 23,997,153 votes -- while No had 48.30 percent, or 22,420,313 votes. Turkey headed to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on a 18-article bill that would see the country switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system. Follow Avrupa turkish newspaper