Turks to vote in referendum on Erdogan's powers

People in Turkey will vote in a referendum on Sunday to decide whether to switch from a parliamentary democracy to an executive presidency.

by

    People in Turkey will vote in a referendum on Sunday to decide whether to switch from a parliamentary democracy to an executive presidency.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he needs greater authority to handle security and political challenges.

    But his opponents believe a "Yes" vote would lead towards authoritarianism.

    Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from Istanbul.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.