In Eminönü, just in front of the famous Spice Bazaar of Istanbul, people gathered to support either "Evet (yes)" or "Hayir (no)" for the upcoming referendum. The two stands are next to each other and both are crowded. People are waving flags of Turkey, singing, dancing and shouting the answer they will give the 16th of April.


The ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) is asking people to vote yes for the upcoming referendum in order to guarantee the stability in the country as Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming "the symbol of peace is YES". The AKP is a conservative party that has undertaken a lot of structural reforms in different sectors such as transports, health (social security) and education to improve the life conditions of the lower and middle classes of the society. Plus during its rule Turkey has seen rapid growth since 2002. Those are the main reasons that motivates people to support the AKP and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The women represents 55% of the electorate of the AKP. The AKP succeeded in seducing an Islamic-conservative female electorate by lifting the ban on veiled women from exercising in the public services and going to university. Recently, the veil has also been authorized in the police and army.

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People gathered in front of the "Hayir (no)" stand in Eminonu. It's written on the truck "for my future, I say NO". They are opposed to an authoritarian regime and they say NO to the constitutional reform planned by Recep Tayyip Erdogan who wants to establish a presidential regime in Turkey and concentrate all the powers.

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On Saturday, 8 April 2017, a large meeting for the "yes" was organized in Yenikapi where tens of thousands of people gathered to support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his draft constitutional reform. Above the stage where the leader made a long speech of more than an hour and a half, his portrait is strategically hanging next to the founding father of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, whose policy differs from The AKP leader. A parallel that once again highlights Erdogan's determination to become "New Father of Turkey".

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On Saturday, 8 April 2017, a large meeting for the "yes" was organized in Yenikapi where tens of thousands of people gathered to support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his draft constitutional reform.
At the end of Erdogan's speech, women take pictures of themselves at the meeting.

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Yasmin came the 8 April in Yenikapi at the meeting of Erdogan to support Erdogan's project of constitutional reform.

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At the entrance of the meeting of Erdogan in Istanbul people take photo of themselves in front of the poster which shows Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Nationalist party MHP leader with guns.

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In Istanbul, one day before the referedum, the opposition party CHP decided to organize a march from Ortakoy to Bebek, two districts along the Bosphorus in Istanbul. People gathered to say "hayir (no)" for the upcoming referendum allowing or not a reform of the constitution in order to establish a presidential regime in Turkey. People are singing songs and waving flags where it's written " For our future, we say no".

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Istanbul, 15 April - Rally organized by the "Hayir (no)" campaign in Istanbul.

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Istanbul, 15 April - Rally organized by the "Hayir (no)" campaign in Istanbul.

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Istanbul, 15 April - Rally organized by the "Hayir (no)" campaign in Istanbul.

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Istanbul, 15 April - Rally organized by the "Hayir (no)" campaign in Istanbul.

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In the district of Kadikoy in Istanbul, women gathered to chant slogans and holding banner where it is written "Women say no all together" referring to the upcoming referendum during a march organized by the "Birlikte Güçlü kadinlar (Girls are strong together)".

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Istanbul, 13 April - Rally organized by the "Birlikte Güçlü kadinlar (Girls are strong together)" in Istanbul.

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Istanbul, 13 April - Rally organized by the "Birlikte Güçlü kadinlar (Girls are strong together)" in Istanbul. The woman carries a poster where it is written "No, you will not confine women at home"

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Istanbul, April 16 - celebration after the result of the referendum in Turkey in favor of a reform of the constitution. The “yes” campaign received 51.3 percent of the vote.

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After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters.

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After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters.

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After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters.

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After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters.

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After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters.

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After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters.

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 After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters, despite the heavy rain.

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After the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory of the "yes" at the referendum, people gathered to celebrate all the night in Kasimpasa and Sütlüce, where there are the AKP headquarters, despite the heavy rain.
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Istanbul, April 17 2017- Despite the heavy rain in Istanbul, thousands of people gathered in Besiktas to protest against the results of the referendum. They claimed that "Hayır kazandık ( No we have won) and they asked for a recount of the votes. " "Side by side against fascism", "we won't make you president" are saying the protesters while walking and calling the people from Besiktas to join them for the march. In the evening, the government also decided to extend the state of emergency in Turkey for 3 other months.

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On April 16 Erdogan claimed the victory of the "yes" at the referendum but after the news of unsealed ballots that have been counted started to spread, people all over Turkey took the streets in order to protest the controversial result. Protests are ongoing every night since the referendum to denounce cases of fraud.

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On April 16 Erdogan claimed the victory of the "yes" at the referendum but after the news of unsealed ballots that have been counted started to spread, people all over Turkey took the streets in order to protest the controversial result. Protests are ongoing every night since the referendum to denounce cases of fraud.

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On April 16 Erdogan claimed the victory of the "yes" at the referendum but after the news of unsealed ballots that have been counted started to spread, people all over Turkey took the streets in order to protest the controversial result. Protests are ongoing every night since the referendum to denounce cases of fraud.

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On April 16 Erdogan claimed the victory of the "yes" at the referendum but after the news of unsealed ballots that have been counted started to spread, people all over Turkey took the streets in order to protest the controversial result. Protests are ongoing every night since the referendum to denounce cases of fraud.

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