Turkey publishes constitutional referendum’s final results
Sept.23, Turkish Government published the final official results of the referendum on constitutional amendments held Sept.12, CNN Turk TV channel's website reports.
According to official results, Turkish voters approved the raft of constitutional amendments by 57.88 percent in favor, while 42.12 percent voted against.
Earlier it war reported that 58.02 percent of the voters approved constitutional amendments while 41.98 percent voted against.
The voter turnout was put at 77.55 percent, with the largest turnout seen in areas densely populated by Kurds.
The referendum includes 26 amendments to the Turkish Constitution, which was ratified in 1982 following a military coup in 1980. They relate to reforming the justice system, particularly the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors, provide for the possibility of instituting criminal proceedings against the military in civilian courts, and confer authority for filing a case for the dissolution of political parties from the Court of Appeals to parliament.