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>> Turkey's main opposition party fighting last weekends referendum result. Filing a court appeal on Friday against the process granting President Tayyip Erdogan's sweeping new powers. Contesting a decision by electoral authorities to accept unstamped ballot pipers.>> Even though the constitutional institutions in Turkey have mainly lost their function, even though they are under pressure and besieged by political authority, we believe that there are judicial authorities in Turkey who will identify these basic realities
00:00:33
>> The tightly contested referendum is the biggest overhaul of the country's political system in nearly a century, preliminary referendum results gave a nearly 51.4% in Erdogan's favor.>>
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This slim margin has seen days of street protests. With opposition parties claiming the poll was deeply flawed, Erdogan and government Ministers have rejected criticism of the vote as politically motivated.
00:01:02
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who’s post will cease to exist once the changes come into effect, called the appeal attempts useless.