Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Austria has started to deport Turkish citizens who took part in the vote on amendments to the Turkish Constitution, held in 2017, Turkish media reported May 18.
Reportedly, the Austrian authorities also demanded that Turks living in Austria and having dual citizenship, renounce Turkish citizenship.
The Turkish Government has not yet commented on this information.
In April 2017, Turkey held a referendum on amendments to the Constitution.
Around 51.33 percent of voters supported the amendments to the Constitution. According to the amendments, Turkish citizens have the right to run for parliament from the age of 18. Previously, the age limit was 25 years.
According to the amendments, a Turkish citizen of at least 40 years of age may be elected president of the country. The president also heads the government and has the authority to appoint and replace ministers. At the same time, he/she does not have to be non-partisan.