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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Turkish Constitutional Referendum - Turkey’s referendum result mirrors geographical divide

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government may have won a narrow victory in Sunday’s constitutional referendum, but lost in the major urban centres, marking another first for the Turkish strongman.

Turkey’s western coastal regions, as well as its urban centres, voted firmly against Erdogan expanding his presidential powers. 
The Kurdish southeast also overwhelmingly voted “No” 
The central Anatolian heartland predictably backed Erdogan, as they have since he came to power as prime minister in 2003.

. The three main urban centres in Turkey are Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. All of them voted against the measure

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