Turkey Votes in Key Presidential Referendum on Erdogen’s New Power

This year, Turkey commemorates Press Freedom Day as ‘Struggle for Press Freedom Day’ in prisons and courtrooms.
  1. Voting began on Sunday in Turkey in a landmark referendum that will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be granted new powers, the media reported.
  2. Erdogan is seeking to replace Turkey’s parliamentary system with an executive presidency, the BBC reported.
  3. A “yes” vote could see Erdogan remain in office until 2029 and would give him vastly enhanced powers to appoint cabinet ministers, issue decrees, choose senior judges and dissolve parliament.

(With inputs from PTI)

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