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Turkey's President Wins Sweeping Powers in Cliffhanger Vote

Apr 16, 2017 | 19:12 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerges from a voting booth.
The April 16 referendum vote is a culmination of a yearslong effort by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to formalize some of the powers he had already encroached upon.
(OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

The ruling party's razor-thin lead in the country's constitutional referendum is a big reason why President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will feel compelled to resort to extraordinary measures to consolidate power....

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