Opposition in pieces as Erdoğan eyes presidency

While President Erdoğan indicates that emergency law will remain intact indefinitely with his eyes on the proposed presidential system, Turkey’s opposition is marred by infighting and a crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) that deems its future uncertain.

Already fuelled by the Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) support for an AKP-led transition to a presidential system, the HDP’s recent decision to boycott parliament has rendered a presidentialism referendum all but inevitable.

Independent Turkey, 20 November 2016

Available at:  http://independentturkey.org/opposition-pieces-erdogan-eyes-presidency/

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