PM Yildirim: Turkey to announce date of constitutional referendum this week

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Turkey’s high electoral board is expected to announce the date this week of a referendum on constitutional changes that would extend the powers of the presidency, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.

The referendum is likely to be held sometime between April 1 and April 20, Yildirim told a meeting of officials from the ruling AK Party, reports Reuters.

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“I believe the president will approve it this week and a concrete date will be set,” he said.

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