Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May

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The HDP isn't the only party to file a request seeking the referendum's annulment due to voting irregularities. Hundreds of people are queuing in front of Turkey's election board in cap.

(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias). People walk in central Istanbul's Taksim Square, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Sanders confirmed that Trump had congratulated Erdogan in a phone call Monday but when asked whether this amounted to acceptance of the referendum result, she said "no", adding that the administration is encouraging an global observer mission to "take a close look at those election results".

Erdogan's referendum win heralds huge changes in Turkey, but will narrow margin humble him? Meanwhile, the prime minister has warned against street protests.

"As a result of evaluations, the appeals were rejected with 10 votes against and 1 vote in favour", it said in a statement.

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Turkish media said Putin and Erdogan emphasized the importance of normalizing ties and maintaining a cease-fire in Syria that was jointly brokered by Ankara and Moscow earlier this year.

He said the electoral board's last-minute decision to allow unstamped ballots had prevented proper record-keeping, meaning that it was now impossible to determine how many invalid or fake votes may have been counted.

Demonstrations have been held across Turkey to protest the YSK decision to consider the unstamped ballots valid.

Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) rejected appeals to annul the referendum results after a meeting on Wednesday.

A prosecutor will now consider whether to press charges against Guven.

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Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers. He added that "we expect the main opposition party's leader to act more responsibly".

Some 2,000 protesters in Istanbul Wednesday evening demanded the resignation of the electoral board and chanted "Don't be silent, shout out, "no" to the presidency".

"The CHP will use all its democratic rights to ensure the referendum would rerun", party spokesperson Selin Sayek Boke said on Wednesday, private channel NTV reported.

"We are going to sit down and determine a roadmap as two strategic partners, the United States and Turkey, as allies, as important countries in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, we believe that we can resolve significant problems", he added. "From the German government's point of view, Turkey must. clear up the questions that have been raised".

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticisms of the vote, saying foreign observers should "know their place".

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Unlike European leaders who expressed reservations about the referendum, US President Donald Trump telephoned Erdogan to congratulate him.

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