Turkey referendum: ‘Yes’ ahead with 58%

Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Board (YSK) has lifted the broadcast ban on the country’s referendum hours earlier than expected.

Contrary to initial reports, the ‘Yes’ vote is ahead at 58.58% with the ‘No’ vote at 41.42% according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.

44.43% of the total votes cast have been counted as of 17:09 local time.

According to reports 87% of 55 million eligible voters have participated in the election.