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...
— Er Tariq A کشمیری (@thetariq007) April 16, 2017
— 🇵🇰Basit D (@TheDs_Pk) April 16, 2017
— Berad Büyük (@BeradBuyuk) April 16, 2017
— Yahya Mir Orakzai (@YahyaMirPTI) April 16, 2017
...to those defining a win for democracy:
#Turkeyreferendum says EVET by slightly over 51%.
This shows both division over identity politics in country, but also rigour of democracy.
— Rana Kabbani (@RanaKabbani54) April 16, 2017
No wins in Diyarbakir; yes in Gaziantep & Şanlıurfa- all major Kurdish areas #Turkeyreferendum
— Elmira Bayrasli (@endeavoringE) April 16, 2017
— johnbag (@johnsbags) April 16, 2017
The three major city in Turkey, İstanbul-Ankara-İzmir all voted No. This is so crucial regardless of the final result. #Turkeyreferendum
— Gülsin Harman (@gulsinharman) April 16, 2017
Many drew parallels to votes in other countries:
— Garrett Krivicich (@GarrettsView) April 16, 2017
— Yasemin Allsop (@yallsop) April 16, 2017
— Juan Rojas Romero (@jcrojasro) April 16, 2017
— Joe (@JlwJoe) April 16, 2017
There were others who were not happy with the outcome:
— CJ Room 🍰 (@cjroom) April 16, 2017
— Topillo (@Topillo_ollipot) April 16, 2017
— Philip Gavrilos (@philipgavrilos) April 16, 2017
— Klevis Qeleshi (@KlevisQeleshi) April 16, 2017
Some just added their two cents:
— Zain (@Abidin_Xain) April 16, 2017
#Turkeyreferendum Whenever a popular vote goes against Western Globalist Imperialist agenda, they insult the voters.
— Moosa (@moosa_mv) April 16, 2017
Heaters always hates..!! Go Turkey for the best for future.. Turkey to be under the control of clever man Erdogan .#Turkeyreferendum
— Abdullah Anwar (@abddullah_anwar) April 16, 2017
— Muhammad Zafar (@ZafarCma001) 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:
— Michael Nitsch (@mad_minifi) April 16, 2017