At least 49 people have been detained after protesting against the April 16 referendum results in rallies across Turkey.
Thousands of protesters in the several cities took to the streets on Monday to protest organised poll violations. About 1,000 protesters have gathered in Istanbul's Beşiktaş neighbourhood and another 2,000 demonstrated in the city's Kadıköy district, while Turkey's National Security Council decided on Monday to extend the nine-month state of emergency by another three months.
Smaller protests were held in other cities, including Antalya and Izmir, where over 30 people were detained.
Some 14 protesters were detained by the police in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, where the majority of the electorate said “No” to the constitutional changes.
In addition, there were protests in the Aegean province of İzmir, which overwhelmingly voted against the constitutional changes. 6 people were detained on charges of “insulting state officials.” Police detained 19 people, who were mostly students, in Bornova district’s Küçük Park.
Meanwhile, 10 protesters were detained by police in the central Anatolian province of Eskişehir. Police intervened in a group of protesters, who were banging on pots and pans, marching through a park. Protesters wanted to march through the city’s Üniversite Street as they chanted, “No to the presidency.”
Turks voted Sunday in Turkey's tightly-contested referendum on expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, seen as a crossroads in the modern history of the country.
But the vote was marred by irregularities. Illegal acts were being carried out in favour of the Erdoğan's ruling AKP party in Sunday's referendum on expanding the powers of the presidency.