Turkish PM says appeals against referendum are a right, but not street protests

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Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday that appeals against the outcome of Sunday’s referendum handing President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers were a right, but that calling people to the streets in protest were not.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Yildirim said the ruling AK Party had received a message from the nation in the vote, which the “yes” camp won by a narrower majority than it expected, which was that it needed to be more careful on some issues.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall)

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