Turks approve constitution change

Victory to the ruling party in vote for major constitutional change.


    Voters in Turkey have approved a plan for major changes to the country's constitution.

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, has hailed the vote as a victory for democracy, and the European Union has welcomed the referendum as a "step in the right direction".

    The plan includes 26 changes to the constitution in total. But two of the most important amendments aim to curb the military's power and reform the judicial system.

    Those in favour say this will make Turkey more democratic. But those against, say the reforms are a veiled attempt by the government to assert more control over the courts.

    Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death at the dinner table

    Death at the dinner table

    Blake Sifton was born to a family of funeral directors. He explores the prevalence of mental illness in the profession.

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Experts discuss President Trump's mental state - and his effect on others.

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Odinga's withdrawal will not make Uhuru Kenyatta president. But it will give more time to prepare for the new vote.