The President of the United States Donald trump congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the successful holding of the referendum on amendments to the Constitution. It is reported by the Anadolu news Agency.
The heads of States held on Monday, April 17, a telephone conversation.
In Turkey Sunday, April 16, held a referendum on amendments to the Constitution. According to preliminary results, the “for” vote of 51.4 per cent. The final results will be announced in 11-12 days after appeals. The opposition alleged violations, in particular, criticized the decision of the electoral Commission to count valid ballots and envelopes without stamps.
The referendum drew criticism in Europe. In particular, the head of the delegation of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Cezar Florin Preda stated that the referendum did not meet the standards of the Council of Europe.
Erdogan, in response to the criticism, said that said that Turkish citizens have made their choice, despite the opposition of “those who have the worldview of the crusaders.” According to the President, OSCE should “know their place”, and the people of Turkey its opinion does not interest.