Salt-Bae voted in the Turkish referendum in the most meme way

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Sunday 16 April 2017 11:45
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You remember Salt Bae.

Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, the one of the goat-limerick-coined-by-our-Foreign-Secretary fame, is holding a referendum on amending the country's constitution.

If the majority of measures pass on Sunday, they will make the ceremonial office of President into one of the most powerful in the country.

Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party hope to pass 18 amendments to the Turkish constitution, such as abolishing parliamentary scrutiny of the executive, and making the President both head of government and head of state.

A 'Yes' in the referendum could mean Erdogan remains in power until 2029.

In addition to resident Turks, citizens living overseas are eligible to vote, and the electorate is roughly 55 million.

According the BBC, gunfire and also two deaths have already been reported at polling stations.

What's got many excited about the referendum is the reappearance of Salt-Bae.

He originally came to prominence for the extra manner in which he sprinkled salt on his 'Ottoman steak'.

Salt-Bae, flame grill and seasoning extraordinaire cast his vote today in the referendum, and recreated his famous pose, much as the nation may recreate a Sultanate by close of polls.

HT BBC

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