White House: Trump congratulates Erdogan after disputed win

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party has called on the country’s electoral board to cancel Sunday’s referen

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party has called on the country’s electoral board to cancel Sunday’s referen

But Erdogan said Turkey had no intention of paying any attention to the monitors' report.

However, opposition parties said the exercise was marred by irregularities, adding that they would challenge its result.

At least 1,000 protesters thronged Besiktas on the European side of Istanbul late on April 17, while on the Asian side, around 2,000 demonstrators marched through Kadikoy, another secular, anti-Erdogan neighborhood.

On Monday, Turkey extended the state of emergency for three months.

"It's up to the Turks and them alone to decide on how they organise their political institutions, but the published results show that Turkish society is divided", Hollande's office said.

According to the White House, Trump called Erdoğan on Monday to "congratulate him on his recent referendum victory". President Barack Obama initially viewed Erdogan as a possible model for a new generation of Muslim leaders and traveled to Turkey early in his first year in office.

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Erdogan has also vowed to consider reinstating the death penalty - a move that would all but end prospects of European Union membership.

"I suspect the result was narrower than what Erdogan expected", said Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of Middle East History at St. Lawrence University in the United States. We will not consider, see or recognize your political report.

Mr Erdogan, meanwhile, called the referendum "the most democratic election. ever seen in any Western country" and admonished the OSCE monitors to "know your place". "They have caused the referendum's legitimacy to be questioned", said CHP chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

He noted the concerns raised by European election observers in a preliminary assessment, which found that the conduct of the vote and campaign may not have been even-handed.

"In general, the referendum did not live up to Council of Europe standards".

The French government said it would "follow with great care" the worldwide monitors' final report in coming weeks, particularly in relation to a reported last-minute change of rules by the electoral boards to allow ballots that had not been officially stamped.

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The changes would also potentially keep Erdogan in power until 2029.

Considering how tilted critics called the campaign, NPR's Peter Kenyon in Istanbul says many were surprised at how close the vote was.

"There is only one decision to ease the situation in the context of the law - the Supreme Election Board (YSK) should annul the vote", the Dogan news agency quoted CHP deputy leader Bulent Tezcan as saying.

"There is talk and suspicion about up to 2.5 million ballots that could have been manipulated", she told Austrian public radio Oe1 from Istanbul.

Turkish voters went to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to approve changes to the country's constitution that would usher in an executive presidency.

Relations with Europe were strained during the referendum campaign when Germany and the Netherlands barred Turkish ministers from holding rallies. Erdogan provoked a stern German response by comparing those limits to the actions of the Nazis.

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The new system takes full effect at the next election, now slated for November 2019.

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