Turkey votes today on whether to cement the power of a man revered by many, reviled and feared by many others
Slate MagazineHow Will Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wield His New Powers?Slate MagazineOn Sunday, Turkish voters appeared to pass a referendum that granted new power to the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A recount has been demanded by members of the opposition and European election observers have cited the vote's ...Here's why Erdogan's victory may come back to haunt himWashington PostErdogan Warned to Tread Carefully With Turkey's EU Entry at StakeBloombergTurkey Just Began A Decade Of...
What was decided in the referendum?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long enjoyed most of the executive powers that he formally obtained in Sunday’s vote on constitutional changes, but he needed a public affirmation of his leadership. His narrow win may threaten his ability to govern unchallenged.
Sunday's referendum narrowly granting expansive new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may distance Turkey from the pro-democracy forces of Western Europe, but could bring it closer to Washington, where the Trump administration has shown itself eager to build counterterrorism alliances with perceived strongmen in the Middle East. While the ...
Turkish voters chose Sunday to fundamentally restructure their government from parliamentary rule to a presidential system that grants sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the nation's current ruler and driving force behind the change. While Turkey's main opposition party claimed fraud in a close nationwide referendum on the change ...
Ignoring concerns raised by international monitoring groups, President Donald Trump has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on the country's contested referendum greatly increasing presidential powers. He made the call despite protests from opposition parties and international monitoring groups, including Mr Trump's own State Department, about voting irregularities during the referendum.
The referendum greatly expanded Erdogan's power and limited the country's parliament's
The political rivals of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were preparing to file formal objections to a closely-contested vote that, should results stand, would centralize governing powers in his presidential office and radically alter Turkey’s democracy.
Turkish voters narrowly passed a controversial referendum that will concentrate more power in the office of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a tight race marred by allegations of unfair campaigning and voter fraud.
The OSCE said processes used in the vote fell short of international standards, but Erdogan called it the West's "most democratic election"
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again raised the rhetoric against Europe, indicating he will reassess his country’s bid to join the European Union and saying Europe “will pay for what they have done” against the Turkish people