Turkey’s transition to presidentialism: a la Turca in name, a la AKP in practice

Following weeks of debates and unprecedented scenes of inter-party violence, Turkey’s parliament passed constitutional amendments that seek to establish a presidential system.

If approved by voters in a referendum expected to be held in April, the amended constitution will provide the Turkish president with an unprecedented degree of authority. But a lack of clarity and consensus have left serious questions about the democratic credentials of the reforms.

Independent Turkey, 18 January 2017

Available at: http://independentturkey.org/turkey-presidential-system-akp/

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