Checks and balances

A voter leaves a voting booth inside a polling station in Istanbul, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Turks were voting Sunday in a historic referendum on constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 16, 2017 - 10:17 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Voting has ended in Turkey's historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional changes that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The result of Sunday's referendum will determine Turkey's long-term political future and will likely have lasting...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan enters a voting booth inside a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Turkish voters were casting their ballots Sunday in a historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of Erdogan. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 9:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters were deciding in a historic referendum Sunday whether to approve constitutional changes that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. If the "yes" vote prevails, the 18 constitutional changes will replace Turkey's parliamentary system of...
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A Turkish woman holds her baby as she as she casts her vote at a polling station in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were deciding Sunday on the future of their country, with polling stations opening for a historic referendum, which was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on whether to approve reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president.(AP Photo/Ali Unal)
April 16, 2017 - 8:54 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says the death toll in a fight outside a polling station in the southeastern province of...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, casts a ballot with his grandson, as wife Emine Erdogan, left, looks on, inside a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were casting their ballots Sunday in a historic referendum to approve or reject a set of constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the president's powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 5:59 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 1 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says two people have died in a fight outside a polling station in the southeastern province of...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves a voting booth inside a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were casting their ballots Sunday in a historic referendum to approve or reject a set of constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the president's powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 5:44 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters were casting their ballots Sunday in a historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. If the "yes" vote prevails Sunday, the 18 constitutional changes will replace Turkey's...
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Voters wait for an electoral committee to check their documents inside a polling station in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were deciding Sunday on the future of their country, with polling stations opening for a historic referendum, which was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on whether to approve reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
April 16, 2017 - 5:12 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 12 p.m. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cast his ballot in Istanbul in a referendum he described as a "not an ordinary vote."...
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Voters wait for an electoral committee to check their documents inside a polling station in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were deciding Sunday on the future of their country, with polling stations opening for a historic referendum, which was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on whether to approve reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
April 16, 2017 - 4:06 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 11 a.m. Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has cast his vote in the western province of Izmir, saying the outcome of the referendum...
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A woman casts a ballot inside a polling station in Istanbul, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were deciding Sunday on the future of their country, with polling stations opening for a historic referendum, which was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on whether to approve reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 2:45 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Polling stations for Turkey's historic referendum opened Sunday, when voters are set to decide on the future of their country: Whether to approve or reject reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president. If the "yes" vote prevails, the 18 constitutional changes...
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Supporters hold a placard that reads "Yes God willing" as they listen to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a last referendum rally in Istanbul's Umraniye district, Saturday, April 15, 2017. Campaigning for Turkey's crucial referendum on whether to expand presidential powers has entered its final stretch, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing flag-waving supporters in an Istanbul neighborhood to drum up support for his "yes" campaign.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — In the last day before Turkey's crucial referendum on whether to expand the president's power, both "yes" and "no" campaigners addressed flag-waving supporters Saturday in Istanbul and Ankara. At stake is the future of Turkey's political system, with supporters saying the...
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People walk past a "YES" billboard with an image of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ahead of the Sunday referendum, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, April 14, 2017. Turkey is heading to a contentious April 16 referendum on constitutional reforms to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
April 15, 2017 - 7:10 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Campaigning for Turkey's crucial referendum on whether to expand presidential powers entered its final stretch Saturday, with supporters of both "yes" and "no" campaigns addressing flag-waving supporters in Turkey's two main cities of Istanbul and Ankara. At stake is the future of...
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