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Erdogan approves constitutional change boosting his powers: deputy PM

AFP
Published Feb 10, 2017, 3:46 pm IST
Updated Feb 10, 2017, 4:03 pm IST
The constitutional changes paves the way for a referendum on the issue.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo: AP)
 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo: AP)

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved constitutional changes boosting his powers, paving the way for a referendum on the issue, the deputy prime minister said.

The referendum "is planned to take place on April 16," Numan Kurtulmus said in comments broadcast on state-run TRT television. "God willing, Turkey will start a new era on the evening of April 16."

 

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