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Turkish referendum: "Yes" on 54.6 pct with three quarters of ballots opened - Anadolu

ANKARA, April 16 (Reuters) - Votes in favour of Turkish constitutional changes that could give President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers stood at 54.6 percent with three quarters of ballots opened, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday.

Data cited by Anadolu showed a high percentage of "Yes" votes in central Anatolia, while "No" votes led in coastal regions near the Aegean Sea and Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Nick Tattersall)