Turkish parliament approves controversial constitutional reforms

Sat, 21.01.2017 15:31

Controversial constitutional reforms have been approved in Turkey. A total of 339 MPs in parliament voted in favour of giving more executive power to the country’s president, while 142 were against, with no abstentions. Supporters say more presidential authority is needed in uncertain times, but critics say it is too much power in the hands of one man. A national referendum on the changes will now be held.

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