Nearly half of eligible Turkish citizens in the Netherlands have taken part in a referendum on whether to give President Erdogan far-reaching presidential powers.

The Turkish consulate in Rotterdam said 118,322 people had cast a vote, out of 250,000 Dutch Turks who were registered, NOS reported. Polling stations were set up in Amsterdam, The Hague and Deventer.

The busiest polling station was in The Hague, where 49,424 votes were cast, followed by Amsterdam with 40,134 votes.

The turnout of 47% was lower than in Belgium, where around 81,000 out of 137,000 registered voters took part, according to the Union of European Turkish Democrats.

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