Turkish workers feeling the pressure before referendum

Sunday 16 April is when the people of Turkey will vote on a national referendum on the constitution to grant the President more power. This referendum is being held in a tense climate with a state of emergency still in place. This has placed enormous pressure on the campaigners for a ‘no’ vote with the Government monopolising the media. In the last few days, officials from the ruling AKP party have threatened workers with dismissal or the withdrawal of social services if they don’t support the referendum.