Turkey votes to expand presidential powers

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The administration of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is claiming victory in today’s referendum to expand the president’s executive powers. With 99 percent of the votes counted, Turkish election officials said 51 percent of Turks voted “yes” to amend the country’s constitution. It will result in abolishing the office of prime minister and allowing the president to draft the budget, issue decrees, and appoint judges...

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