Turkey to go for Referendum

Turkey to go for Referendum
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ANKARA: Turkey may hold a referendum in the first week of April on a new constitution which would create an executive presidential system , handing incumbent President Tayyip Erdogan greater powers, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Monday.

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Parliament's general assembly is due to start debating the proposed constitutional changes later on Monday and work on the package is expected to be completed in 18-20 days, Canikli said in an interview with A Haber television.

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The reform package is expected to be approved by parliament, in which the ruling AK Party has a strong majority , and would then go to a referendum .

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