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    Turkish Referendum: 'No' Flags Raised Over German Opera House Day Ahead of Vote

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    Two flags were hoisted on the roof of the Bavarian State Opera in German city of Munich a day ahead of Turkish referendum on constitutional changes, with "no" written on them in German and Turkish, Mustafa Yeneroglu, a Turkish lawmaker from the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party, said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Yeneroglu posted first a photograph and then a video of two flags atop the opera house on his Twitter on Saturday.

    ​"While the flag in German says 'no' on one side, 'yes' on the other one, only 'Hayir/no' is written on the Turkish flag," the lawmaker added.

    In March, authorities of several German cities, such as Hamburg and Gaggenau, cancelled pre-referendum rallies involving a number of Turkish officials. In response, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Germany, drawing parallel between contemporary authorities and the Nazi.

    However, in early April, the Turkish consulates in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Frankfurt told Sputnik that the early vote was going smoothly.

    Voters in Turkey will go to polls on Sunday to either approve or reject the amendments, which, if passed, would significantly expand the presidential powers.

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