Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland said that in view of the small difference in the results of the constitutional referendum voting in Turkey, the country's leadership should be cautious in its further actions, reports DW.
"It is extremely important to ensure the independence of the judiciary in accordance with the principle of the rule of law enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Council of Europe, of which Turkey is a full member, is ready to support the country in this process," the Secretary General said in a statement.
According to the Anadolu Turkish news agency, after calculating 99.33% of the ballots, 51.36% (24 million 935 thousand 426) have voted for changes in the constitution of Turkey, providing the transition to the presidential republic, against were 48.64% (23 million 616 thousand 345).
We remind, yesterday in Turkey took place a referendum concerning the constitutional reform which assumes transition of the country on presidential system of government.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already congratulated the leaders of the parties on the results of the referendum.