Turkish police arrest protesters against ‘illegitimate referendum’

Protesters in Istanbul carrying a banner, "We won, we don't recognise the invalid referendum and presidency."

Istanbul police began operations against “making propaganda that the ‘yes’ victory in the referendum is illegitimate,” detaining 38 people on Wednesday morning.

Denizcan Sarikaya, a university activist, was arrested in his home accused of “agitation aimed at brining people into the streets on the night of 16 April,” according to Sarikaya’s mother Nurten Atagul who spoke to news outlet Sendika.org.

Protesters who believe the referendum was rigged have been on the streets for the past two nights claiming that the ‘no’ vote had won, but for cheating by the Yes camp.

The two main opposition parties have both made official complaints to the Supreme Electoral Council and the Constitutional Court.