The military authorities in Turkey ordered a dawn to dusk curfew on September 5 to allow officials to make a count of how many people can vote in a referendum on a new constitution.
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LV EXTERIOR PAN AROUND Deserted roundabout on wide road
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GV EXTERIOR Woman walking along quiet street
SV INTERIOR Woman writing at table registering voter
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Background: The military authorities in Turkey ordered a dawn to dusk curfew on September 5 to allow officials to make a count of how many people can vote in a referendum on a new constitution. All homes, jails and hospitals were visited to register eligible voters. The day before the curfew, the streets of Ankara were busy with people buying last-minute provisions. The referendum was considered to be the first step in the return to civilian rule, promised by Turkey's military ruler, General Kenan Evren, who seized power and abolished the constitution two years ago. The referendum will be held on a date, as yet unannounced, in November. The constitutional draft, which Turks will vote on, is being discussed by the 160-man consultative assembly, the military has set up. Some citizens have already reviled the proposed constitution, saying it would be more restrictive than the one it is to replace. The ruling National Security Council will draw up the final draft before it is put to the referendum. Meanwhile thousands of civil servants are carrying out the census, which could eventually contain 45 million names. The military authorities said beforehand that those who were not at home when the officials arrived, faced heavy fines and jail sentences of up to six months.