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Questions Loom Around Turkish Referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed a victory in the referendum held over the weekend when a majority of voters cast their ballot in favor of changes to Turkey’s constitution that grant more power to the country's president.

The "yes" vote won by a slim majority and opposition parties have asked for a partial recount. International monitors say the no campaign did not receive equal treatment by the media and claim there questions about whether all the ballots counted were legitimate. 

For a look at the implications of the referendum, we speak with sociologist Sinan Erensu. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University and is originally from Turkey.

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