- Title: Istanbul protesters march against Turkey referendum result
- Date: 17th April 2017
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (APRIL 17, 2017) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS RAISING THEIR FISTS AND CHANTING "NO" SLOGANS PROTESTERS CHANTING (Turkish): "NO IT'S NOT OVER, THE STRUGGLE WILL CONTINUE" VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CHANTING SLOGANS CLOSE OF "NO" HEADLINE ON NEWSPAPER VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CHANTING SLOGANS VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS HOLDING UP NEWSPAPERS BEARING "NO" HEADLINES PROTESTERS MARCHING (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) "NO" VOTER, MURAT KAZANCI, SAYING: "I believe there were a lot of irregular and illegal incidents. We heard a lot of news. We stood up for our vote that day. We don't accept the 'Yes' result because the outcome was 'No'." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) "NO" VOTER, YASAR BODUR, SAYING: "I don't want the parliament to be interrupted. I want a parliament 100 percent elected by us. I am against one-man rule and dictators." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING
- Embargoed: 1st May 2017 19:56
- Keywords: Istanbul Turkey referendum ballot vote protest march
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016CSFJGN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul on Monday (April 17) to denounce referendum results which will give President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics.
Protesters marched in the Besiktas neighbourhood with some chanting "It's not over" and "The struggle will continue".
The result of the referendum on Sunday (April 17) laid bare the deep divide between the urban middle classes, who see their future as part of a European mainstream, and the pious rural poor who favour Erdogan's strong hand.
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