Turkey citizens protest against referendum results banging pots and pans

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The three largest cities in Turkey, including Istanbul, voted against the expansion of Erdogan's powers
12:14, 17 April 2017

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Residents of several districts of Istanbul held an unusual protest against the results of the referendum, which resulted in receiving unprecedented powers by President Erdogan. They bang pots and pans from windows of their homes, writes the BBC.

As reported by Reuters, such protests were noted in at least four districts of the city. Small groups of protesters also are on the streets.

The three largest cities in Turkey, including Istanbul, according to preliminary data, voted against the changes.

As a result of the Sunday vote, which is called the turning point in the history of the country, Turkey will turn from parliamentary to a presidential republic.

Supporters of Erdogan say that this will help to modernize the country, but his opponents fear of growth of authoritarianism.

Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, leader of the People's Republican Party, Turkey's leading opposition party, has already questioned the legitimacy of the referendum.

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