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Celebration and protest as Turkey's president wins historic referendum with slim majority

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a historic referendum Sunday that will greatly expand the powers of his office but opponents dispute the results and take to the streets.

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Supporters of the "Yes" vote, celebrate in Istanbul.

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A supporter listens to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan deliver a speech in Istanbul.

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People celebrate the yes vote result outside AK Party headquarters in Istanbul.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul.

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Supporters of 'No' gather in Istanbul to protest.

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A "no" vote supporter makes noise to support marchers protesting in Istanbul the referendum result.

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Turkish police officers keep a watchful eye on supporters of pro-'no' vote as they protest against the referendum outcome.

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Fatma Canpolat, a paralysed woman who was wheeled into a polling station, casts her ballot in Erzincan, Turkey.

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Voters wait to vote inside a polling station in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey.

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Election officials count votes at a polling station during a referendum in Izmir.

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