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White House will not comment on Turkey referendum before observers' report

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, late April 16, 2017. Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that it would wait to comment on a referendum that granted sweeping new powers to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

“There is an international commission that is reviewing this and issues a report in 10 to 12 days. We will wait and let them do their jobs,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at a briefing.

Reporting by Steve Holland, writing by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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