In Istanbul started the protest are dissatisfied with the outcome of the referendum
Moscow. April 17. INTERFAX.RU Opponents of Turkey’s transition to a presidential form of government organized protests in the country’s largest city Istanbul, said on Monday Agency AP.
The protests were triggered in connection with people’s dissatisfaction with the results of the past on the eve of the referendum.
Second night of protests in #beşiktaş despite heavy rain. Police riot vans parked around the corner. #istanbul #Turkey #Referendum pic.twitter.com/JARjSBRXgx
— sharon (@paisley_trees) 17 APR 2017
Protesters marched through the districts of Besiktas and Kadikoy with posters on which was written “No, we will win”, they also shouted “Thief, murderer Erdogan”.
#YavşAKseçimKurumu sizin halk sokakta yaptığınız haksızlığı protesto ediyor #Referendum #HayırBitmediDahaYeniBaslıyor #hayırbizkazandık pic.twitter.com/YTemg4xx70
— Osmanalt (@osman47mardin) 17 APR 2017
The Agency noted that representatives of the Turkish opposition demanded cancellation of the results of the referendum, stating irregularities in counting of votes.
Protest gehen #Referendum / #Erdogan in #Taksim, Istanbul #dpareporter pic.twitter.com/2yr9AeSUlg
— Mirjam Schmitt (@MirjamSchmitt) 17 APR 2017
Earlier in the observers ‘ mission of ODIHR OSCE stated that the referendum in Turkey did not meet the standards of the Council of Europe, and the parties did not have equal opportunities to influence voters. In turn, the Turkish foreign Ministry rejected the statement of the international observers.
The results of counting 99, 97% of ballots for amendments to the Constitution voted 51,41% (25 million 156 thousand 860) voted against changes — 48,59% (23 million 777 thousand 014). The turnout in the referendum was 86%. At the same time, residents of three largest cities of Turkey — Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir — voted against the amendments.