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Protests and Parties: Turkish President Claims Referendum Victory
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's win on Sunday will greatly expand the powers of his office as he tells opponents, "it's too late now."
A woman supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves a Turkish national flag as she celebrates during a rally near the headquarters of the conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP) on April 16, 2017, in Istanbul.
Erdogan hailed Turkey for making a "historic decision" as he claimed victory in the national referendum on a new constitution expanding his powers. The "Yes" campaign to give the president expanded powers won in a tightly-contested referendum although the "No" camp had closed the gap, according to initial results. But Turkey's two main opposition parties said they would challenge the results.