In Turkey, a close vote after a long campaign

Turkey has voted "yes" in a referendum on constitutional change that will usher in a presidential system of governance. In the wake of a close vote, reactions were mixed.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Sunday’s referendum asked voters to decide on an 18-article reform package. (April 16, 2017)

The "Yes" camp won a tightly contested referendum on Sunday with 51.4 percent of the vote. "No" received the support of 48.6 percent of the electorate.

The close vote generated mixed reactions from the leadership and from the people.

TRT World's Shamim Chowdhury has more.

TRTWorld and agencies