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Turkish PM Erdogan celebrates referendum victory

Turkish voters have given strong backing to controversial constitutional changes in a referendum.

With nearly all votes in the referendum counted, about 58% had voted "Yes" to amending the constitution.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Sunday's vote marks a "turning point in Turkish democracy".

Analysts say the strong "Yes" vote will boost Mr Erdogan's government.

  • 13 Sep 2010
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