12 Apr. 2017
Tens of millions of Turks will cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday with almost that number of motives, but there are only two options on the ballot - "yes" or "no". The referendum could bring about the biggest change to Turkey's system of governance since the founding of the modern republic almost a century ago, replacing its parliamentary system with an executive presidency. The question on the ballot paper may be about the constitution, but looming large is the figure of President Tayyip Erdogan, who could win sweeping powers and stay in office until 2029 if the changes are approved. Polls show a close race, with a slight lead for "yes". But the vote may yield surprises. REUTERS/Umit Bektas SEARCH "VOXPOPS UMIT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Matching text TURKEY-REFERENDUM/VOTERS?