April 18, 2017 / 9:12 AM / 4 months ago

Turkish PM says rumours of foul play an effort to undermine referendum result

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, April 18, 2017.Umit Bektas

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday rumours of irregularities in a referendum over the weekend were a vain effort to cast doubt on the result, after the main opposition party vowed to apply for the vote to be annulled.

"The people's will has been reflected at the ballot box, and the debate is over," Yildirim told his parliamentary group. "Everyone should respect the outcome, especially the main opposition".

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Isabel Coles

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