Some 60.4 percent of the Turks in Denmark who voted in their country’s weekend referendum said yes to giving President Recep Erdogan permission to change the country’s constitution and gain more power from 2019 onwards – a higher proportion than the overall 51 percent approval rate, according to figures obtained by Turkish media outlet Kuzey. The new powers, for example, will enable Erdogan to abolish the role of prime minister and possibly stay in power until 2029. The result was condemned as “hypocritical” by Lars Aslan Rasmussen, a Socialdemokratiet MP with Turkish roots. “It is embarrassing that people born and raised in Danish democracy are openly voting for introducing dictatorship,” he said according to Ekstra Bladet.
Loss of pressure grounds SAS flight
A SAS flight travelling from Chicago to Copenhagen was forced to make an emergency landing due to a sudden loss of cabin pressure early on Sunday April 16. Flight SK944, which had 196 passengers on board, landed at Goose Bay Airport in eastern Canada where investigators began the task of establishing what caused the loss of pressure.