59 detained for photographing ballot papers during referendum

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At least 59 people were detained on Sunday for taking pictures of their ballots with their cell phones and sharing them on social media.

Turks are voting on whether to shift from a parliamentary system of governance to an executive presidency that is expected to give sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Polling stations throughout Turkey were closed at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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