With more than 86 percent of the 55 million registered voters participating in the referendum, Turkish citizens have voted "Yes" in favour of a presidential system in their country.
In a historic referendum, Turkish citizens have voted in favour of a presidential system in their country.
More than 86 percent of the 55 million registered voters participated in the polls. The narrow victory margin of the "Yes" camp was in line with many projections before the referendum that had predicted a neck and neck close fight.
Revellers took to the street to celebrate their victory at the polls. Others took to social media, and the hashtags #TurkeysChoice and #TurkeyReferendum began trending on Twitter.
The tweets ranged from the usual congratulatory messages...
...to those defining a win for democracy:
#Turkeyreferendum says EVET by slightly over 51%.— Rana Kabbani (@RanaKabbani54) April 16, 2017
This shows both division over identity politics in country, but also rigour of democracy.
No wins in Diyarbakir; yes in Gaziantep & anlurfa- all major Kurdish areas #Turkeyreferendum— Elmira Bayrasli (@endeavoringE) April 16, 2017
The three major city in Turkey, stanbul-Ankara-zmir all voted No. This is so crucial regardless of the final result. #Turkeyreferendum— Glsin Harman (@gulsinharman) April 16, 2017
Many drew parallels to votes in other countries:
There were others who were not happy with the outcome:
Is really what happened in #Turkeyreferendum today? Are we sure about these results? Was the procedure fair?— Philip Gavrilos (@philipgavrilos) April 16, 2017
Some just added their two cents:
#Turkeyreferendum Whenever a popular vote goes against Western Globalist Imperialist agenda, they insult the voters.— Moosa (@moosa_mv) April 16, 2017
Who will congratulate Erdogan first - Putin, Rouhani or Trump? Any guesses? #Turkeyreferendum— Chapman Baxter (@SussexMark) April 16, 2017
And this person, like many others, was simply amazed about the fact that there is a city in Turkey called Batman: