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'Yes' camp ahead, but not as strong as expected in Turkey referendum, deputy PM says
April 16, 2017 / 4:41 PM / 5 months ago

'Yes' camp ahead, but not as strong as expected in Turkey referendum, deputy PM says

ANKARA (Reuters) - The “Yes” camp has not won as many votes as expected, a Turkish deputy prime minister said Sunday, as votes in favour of constitutional changes that could give President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers showed a narrow lead.

Speaking to reporters in the capital Ankara, where “No” votes have taken the lead, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said that the “Yes” camp was still ahead nationwide.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Dolan

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