A clear majority of Turks will vote for constitutional reforms in tomorrow’s referendum, according to the latest polls.
The changes, proposed by the government, are widely seen as a litmus test for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before next year’s parliamentary election; and participation is expected to be high.
Turkey’s ruling AK party says the reforms will bring the constitution closer in line with those of
the European Union, which Turkey seeks to join.
Opposition parties, however, claim the changes will enable the government to exert more influence over the judiciary.
What is clear is that defeat for the government would seriously damage the AK party’s morale before next year’s parliamentary election.