A constitutional referendum held in Turkey on 16 th April 2017.
The 18-article amendment package, proposed by Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and backed by the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was passed by Turkish parliament in January 21, with 339 votes in favor. The opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) opposed the amendment.
The amendment, if approved in the referendum, would hand almost all executive power over to the president.
Erdogan has personally involved himself in the campaign for a “yes” vote in the referendum.
The referendum on the constitutional changes will take place under the state of emergency.
Turkish citizens in the UK are set to vote in the country’s upcoming referendum. Registration of address deadline has announced for one day by Consulate General of Turkey in the UK, due to the fact that huge queues were lined up by the Turkish Consulate for registration procedures, according to news portal sendika14.
It is claimed that over 80 percentage intend to vote for referandum will vote “no” to the amendment. across the UK.
1st of November 2015, Justice and Development Party (AKP) had 20 percent of the vote in The UK.