Erdogan hails ‘historic’ victory in referendum that will hand him more powers

Turkish President Erdogan has hailed victory in the country’s referendum as a ‘historic decision’ and wants to ‘take up’ the issue of reinstating the death penalty.

He said: ‘With the people, we have realised the most important reform in our history.

‘Turkey for the first time in its history has decided with the will of the parliament and its people on such an important change.