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Turkish referendum: "Yes" on 57 pct with half of ballots counted - Anadolu

ANKARA, April 16 (Reuters) - Votes in favour of Turkish constitutional changes that could give President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers stood at 57 percent with just over half of ballots counted, 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)