Turks question referendum results as Erdogan declares victory

Turks question referendum results as Erdogan declares victory

Some Turkish residents questioned the legitimacy of the referendum results, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in gaining new powers. The referendum victory marks the first step in replacing Turkeys parliamentary system with an all-powerful presidency and abolishing the office of prime minister. Apr 17, 2017
Trump says Afghanistan bombing was another successful event

Trump says Afghanistan bombing was another successful event

Following the drop of a GBU-43 bomb on an Isis target in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump has praised the US military and called the mission a great success. At least 36 Isis militants were killed when the US forces dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever used in a conflict on a tunnel complex. Apr 14, 2017
Turkish opposition questions decision to accept unstamped ballots

Turkish opposition questions decision to accept unstamped ballots

Following the Turkish electoral boards decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid votes, the opposition Peoples Republican Party (CHP) has questioned the legitimacy of the referendum. The High Electoral Board (YSK) stated on its website that many YSK officials at polling stations did not stamp polling cards, leading to complaints. Apr 16, 2017
Erdoğan closes in on referendum victory with 96% of ballots counted

Erdoğan closes in on referendum victory with 96% of ballots counted

The constitutional referendum in Turkey appears to have ended in favour of change. With 96% of the ballots counted, the ‘Yes’ votes made up 51.5%, according to the state-run news agency Anadolu. This would mean a replacement of the parliamentary system with an executive presidency. The constitutional changes could also keep President Erdoğan in office until 2029.The opposition criticised the High Electoral Board’s decision to accept unstamped ballots. The Republican Peoples Party also claimed ‘many illegal acts’ were carried out in favour for ‘Yes’. Apr 16, 2017
Theresa May criticised for saying country is united after Brexit

Theresa May criticised for saying country is united after Brexit

In her Easter speech, Prime Minister Theresa May tried to highlight a sense of community after many heated Brexit debates. On Twitter she was heavily criticised for the notion that people in Britain had become closer after the Brexit referendum. Apr 16, 2017