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Dutch Turks back Erdogan in referendum as Turkey 'slides towards dictatorship'
Although a small majority of Turks voted in favour of a referendum giving greater powers to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Netherlands nearly 71% voted yes, broadcaster NOS said on Monday.
With almost all the votes counted, 51% of Turks voted for abolishing the role of prime minister and boosting the president's powers, state news agency Anadolu said. The official result will not be published for several days.
In the Netherlands, some 82,000 Dutch Turks cast their vote, around a third of those entitled to do so.
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