Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ratified amendments to the country’s Constitution, according to the website of the Turkish presidential administration.
Parliament approved the constitutional amendments on Jan. 21, after deputies completed two rounds of voting on 18 articles. A total of 339 deputies voted in favor of the package, which will be put to vote in a national referendum.
The constitutional reform referendum will possibly be held on April 16, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday. On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş reiterated that April 16 appears to be the most likely date on which the referendum will be organized.