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    Erdogan winning Turkish referendum

    Turks have backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call for sweeping new presidential powers, partial official results of a referendum indicate.

    With about 98% of ballots counted, "Yes" was on about 51.3% and "No" on about 48.7%.

    Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country.

    Opponents have attacked a decision to accept unstamped ballot papers as valid unless proven otherwise.

    A "Yes" vote could also see Mr Erdogan remain in office until 2029.

    The president has now called the head of the AK Party (AKP) he co-founded and other party leaders to congratulate them on the victory, the Anadolu news agency said.

    Three people were shot dead near a polling station in the south-eastern province of Diyarbakir, reportedly during a dispute over how they were voting.

    About 55 million people were eligible to vote across 167,000 polling stations, and turnout is said to have been high.

    Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said the "Yes" votes were lower than expected. "But still they are ahead," he added.
    More: Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted - BBC News

    Here is, apparently, how Turks living in Europe voted


    Erdogan is turning himself into a dictator, no better than Putin. How long will he be allowed to remain in NATO???
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    More: Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted - BBC News

    Here is, apparently, how Turks living in Europe voted


    Erdogan is turning himself into a dictator, no better than Putin. How long will he be allowed to remain in NATO???
    For NATO it's all about location, location, location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    More: Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted - BBC News

    Here is, apparently, how Turks living in Europe voted


    Erdogan is turning himself into a dictator, no better than Putin. How long will he be allowed to remain in NATO???
    This is not an election. This is heavily stage-managed political theater, with who knows as the intended audience.

    Erdogan does not belong in NATO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    For NATO it's all about location, location, location.
    Nuts to that. He's supporting terrorists more than Pakistan ever did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Nuts to that. He's supporting terrorists more than Pakistan ever did.
    But, he lets NATO and the US use those bases in that strategic area of the world.

    If not for that location, he, and Turkey would not be nearly as important.
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    this ain't good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    this ain't good!
    it rarely is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    But, he lets NATO and the US use those bases in that strategic area of the world.

    If not for that location, he, and Turkey would not be nearly as important.
    There's other land. Or we could continue using the bases but dump him out of NATO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    There's other land. Or we could continue using the bases but dump him out of NATO.
    How did you become a member of the "we" that decides who gets NATO membership?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    More: Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted - BBC News

    Here is, apparently, how Turks living in Europe voted


    Erdogan is turning himself into a dictator, no better than Putin. How long will he be allowed to remain in NATO???
    Attaturk's western sympathies are now completely dead, throw them out of NATO.
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