Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Sunday’s referendum could pave the way for pragmatic cooperation with the U.S. while setting him on a collision course with Europe, officials said. Mr. Erdogan on Sunday night declared victory, while his opposition vowed to challenge the results. Voters narrowly approved constitutional amendments that will vastly expand Mr. Erdogan’s power, giving him license to politically transform a North Atlantic Treaty Organization

member that the U.S. and Europe have come to rely as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, the Syrian war and efforts to curb the flow of migrants from the Middle East to the European Union. The White House declined to comment Sunday about the results of the referendum. A representative for the State Department said they were following the referendum voting outcome but would refrain from commenting until the results – READ MORE