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You can't cast a shadow on the will of the people

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The nation gave its verdict on Sunday and approved a constitutional change that will usher Turkey into a presidential system of administration. The referendum was fair and square.

Turkey is famed for its highly democratic elections and balloting. Over the years, Turkey has had to go through numerous elections and referendums, the turnout has always been very high compared to other Western democracies, proving the maturity and enthusiasm of Turkish voters. Balloting has been free and open and the election processes have been extremely just. Sunday's referendum was no exception. The turnout was high, the balloting was free of incidents, people went to the polling stations without hindrance, police and security measures were practically invisible, so much so that no one realized Turkey was under emergency rule because of last July's bloody attempted coup. The counting process was free and fair, performed under the watchful........

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