ANKARA, TURKEY (APRIL 16, 2017) (AK PARTY POOL) – Turkey’s referendum results will further polarise the country and will pose a challenge to President Tayyip Erdogan and his political party, an analyst said on Sunday (April 16).
Journalist Serkan Demirtas says the tight results exposed the deep divsion in the country.
That appeared short of the decisive victory for which he and the ruling AK Party had aggressively campaigned. Nevertheless, thousands of flag-waving supporters rallied in Ankara and Istanbul in celebration.
Demirtas said there will be tougher days ahead for Erdogan and his party.