Referendum results

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    26 constitutional ammendments were put in-front of population through referendum:
    58% yes, 42% no. 99.65% of ballot-boxes have been counted so far.
    National partcipation was 77.5 %.

    Provinces that voted yes are yellow:
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    .... update coming
     
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    The amendments explained in 1:41 minutes video

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcYG7vg6tvE]YouTube - Turkey's referendum explained[/ame]
     
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    They look relatively benign except;

    they are turning the clock back, they want to try cases ala the 1980 coup? hummmmm....and will allow military members to be tried by civilian courts? Soldiers dismissed from miltary service can be reviewed by a civilian court? It appears that whoever crafted this referendum are attempting to send the military a message......


    Expanding the Const. court.........I am not current, are there issues that the present president and or Parl. or political power structure have had with getting approval of changes from the current membership of the court?

    Additions are usually political maneuvers to dilute present opinion and/or change the vote by appointing judges who will vote your way there fore making it easier to pass amendments here to fore denied etc.
     
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    Everybody along the Mediterranean and in Europe seems to have voted no for some reason.
     
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    yes, interesting. I think the inference is clear.
     
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    Power Line - U.S. government hails ominous news from Turkey

     
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    President of the European Parliament
    EP President Jerzy Buzek on the constitutional referendum in Turkey*


    European Commission
    BBC News - Turkish reform vote gets Western backing
     
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    Tthe referendum permits the fascist AKP to hand-pick their own judges for the Turkish judiciary, thus, eliminating the checks and balances necessary for a democracy.

    Turkey is going down the Islamic one-way highway to nowhere.

    Allah is for losers.
     

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