>> Turkey's President Erdogan declaring victory Sunday, in a referendum to grant him sweeping new powers, in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics. Latest results show Erdogan winning by a razor-thin margin, with roughly 51% of people voting yes. Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast and its three main cities, including Ankara and Istanbul, looked set to vote no.
Three people shot dead at a polling station in a southeast province, reportedly during a dispute over how they were voting. The country's main opposition party demanding a recount, saying the referendum was marred by irregularities. Adding to suspicions Turkey's High Electorial Board making a last minute decision to count ballots that hadn't been stamped by an official as valid.
If the vote holds, Turkey's parliamentary system will be replaced by an all-powerful president tightening Erdogan's grip on the country. Turkey has been under a state of emergency since a failed coup attempt last July. Erdogan responded with a crackdown that has seen 47,000 people detained, and 120,000 sacked or suspended from their jobs.
More than 300 demonstrators taking to the streets of Istanbul, banging pots and pans to protest the outcome of the referendum. Meanwhile on the other side of the city, Erdogan celebrated with his supporters.>>