Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, ahead of the April 16 national referendum on expanding the president's powers. (Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)
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