Turkish referendum ends in victory for Yes

With almost all ballots counted, Yes votes win with more than 51 pct

Turkish referendum ends in victory for Yes

World Bulletin / News Desk

With almost all the ballots counted in Turkey’s historic constitutional referendum Sunday, Yes won with 51.34 percent of the vote.

As of 9.25 p.m. (1825GMT), unofficial results showed Yes with 51.34 percent -- 24,789,242 votes -- while No had 48.66 percent, or 23,499,390 votes.

Turnout across the country was 87 percent.

Sunday’s referendum asked voters to choose Yes or No on an 18-article bill that would see the country switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system, among other changes.

Provinces which voted most heavily for either Yes or No:

Yes in Bayburt (81.67 percent), Rize (75.56), Gumushane (75.16), Erzurum (74.50), Kahramanmaras (73.95), Cankiri (73.46), Bingol (72.67), Konya (72.88), Elazig (71.82), and Sivas (71.30).

No in Tunceli (80.35 percent), Sirnak (71.50), Kirklareli (71.33), Edirne (70.35), Mugla (69.19), Izmir (68.78), Hakkari (67.62), Diyarbakir (67.58), Igdir (65.14), and Batman (63.50).

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Nisan 2017, 23:59