This shows that the earlier reports regarding Erdogan’s intentions to campaign for referendum to say ‘yes’ on constitutional changes are accurate.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of a new metro line in Istanbul’s Pendik district, which has been already in use for at least 6 months, Erdoğan argued: “I believe that you will walk to the future by working day and night in this campaign for the referendum.”
Turkish parliament voted in favor a new constitutional amendment bill on Jan. 21. A referendum is expected to be held early April following Erdoğan’s approval in the coming days.
“Now I hope the nation will make a real decision,” he said.
Proposed changes to the constitution require a simple majority in the referendum. Replacing Turkey’s current parliamentary system with a presidential one is the question expected to be submitted to the electorate.
WHattı & HDN