April 16, 2017 / 7:45 PM / 4 months ago

Erdogan says everyone should respect Turkish vote outcome

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan celebrate in Istanbul April 16, 2017.Huseyin Aldemir

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that everyone including Turkey's allies should respect the outcome of a referendum in which a narrow majority of Turks voted for constitutional changes that will hand him sweeping new powers.

He was speaking at a news conference in Istanbul broadcast live on television.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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