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Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory

On Sunday April 16th, the constitutional reform which aims to strengthen the Turkish president powers was barely approved by referendum (51.41% for the “yes” against 48.59% for the “no”). This narrow victory has been contested by the opposition and many European observers claim for an investigation, which has been immediately rejected by the all-powerfull president Erdogan. The reforme of the constitution plans the broadening of the President’s Executive powers, giving him the possibility to govern by decrees and to intervene directly into the legislative and judiciary fields.

Since the failed coup of July 2016, authoritarian repression ordered by so-called “Sultan” continues to worry and undermine democracy and freedom of expression in Turkey.

The European Union (EU) fears a degradation of the relationship with its Turkish neighbor. Erdogan plans to restore death penalty and to summon a new referendum on the pursuit (or not) of the EU membership negotiations.

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  • Payam (Iran), Cartoon Movement
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Payam (Iran), Cartoon Movement
  • Izel (Turquie / Turkey)
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Izel (Turquie / Turkey)
  • Rayma (Venezuela), Caglecartoons.com
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Rayma (Venezuela), Caglecartoons.com
    "Peine de mort"
  • Bado (Canada), Le Droit
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Bado (Canada), Le Droit
    "Turkey: narrow results for the referendum" Erdogan: "Fortunately, I jailed enough opponents!"
  • Kountouris (Grèce / Greece), Caglecartoons.com
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Kountouris (Grèce / Greece), Caglecartoons.com
  • Brandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Business Day
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Brandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Business Day
    Erdogan: "Les citoyens ont voté pour un changement..." "Démocratie"
  • Goutal (France)
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Goutal (France)
    "Erdogan narrowly elected as a dictator... !?" Erdogan: "Say what you want but democracy has its bright sides !"
  • Million (France)
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Million (France)
    "Turkey: Erdogan narrowly wins his referendum" "In fact... Uhm... The opposition lost by a short head!" "No problem! We are going to shorten it!"
  • FadiToOn (Norvège/Syrie/Palestine – Norway/Syria/Palestine)
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - FadiToOn (Norvège/Syrie/Palestine – Norway/Syria/Palestine)
    "Avant - Coup d'État - Après"
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc /Morocco)
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Khalid Gueddar (Maroc /Morocco)
  • Wurster (Allemagne / Germany)
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Wurster (Allemagne / Germany)
    "Je n'imaginais pas comme ça les études de journalisme"
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
    Referendum in Turkey: a narrow and contested victory - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
  • Payam (Iran), Cartoon Movement
  • Izel (Turquie / Turkey)
  • Rayma (Venezuela), Caglecartoons.com
  • Bado (Canada), Le Droit
  • Kountouris (Grèce / Greece), Caglecartoons.com
  • Brandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Business Day
  • Goutal (France)
  • Million (France)
  • FadiToOn (Norvège/Syrie/Palestine – Norway/Syria/Palestine)
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc /Morocco)
  • Wurster (Allemagne / Germany)
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express