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Why the result of Turkey's referendum is broadly unacceptable to so many - The Conversation AU

The result of Turkey's April 16 referendum handed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the right to expand his power practically without checks and balances. It granted him authority to control the parliament and judiciary and the power to rule Turkey by decree.and more »

Is Turkey Still a Bridge to the West? - The American Conservative

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has destroyed founder Ataturk's secular heritage and taken his nation down an Islamist path. By Doug Bandow • April 21, 2017. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put his power and prestige on the line this month, pushing a ...and more »

Trump's congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing - CNN

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, and professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Her latest book is "Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.and more »

Turkey to mark National Sovereignty and Children's Day - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey will mark National Sovereignty and Children's Day on April 23, the anniversary of the Turkish Parliament's foundation, with official ceremonies to be held in Ankara. The country celebrates the establishment of the Turkish Parliament with ...and more »

Turkish election board rejects calls to annul referendum result - The Guardian

High election board members vote against appeals from parties opposed to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's sweeping new powers. Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul. Wed 19 Apr 2017 14.07 EDT Last modified on Wed 19 Apr 2017 17.36 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Erdogan's Dubious Win Fails to End Turkey's Crisis - Balkan Insight

The recent referendum in Turkey, intended to endow President Erdogan with greater powers, has failed to resolve this controversial issue and has only created new tensions. BIRN Team. BIRN. Ankara, Istanbul and Sarajevo ...and more »

Erdogan a role model for 'strongmen' in the Balkans? - Deutsche Welle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received an exceptional amount of praise from one European capital for his recent referendum victory. In Sarajevo, Bakir Izetbegovic, a member of the tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and President ...and more »

We need to stop being hysterical about President Erdogan – he is not all Turkey has to offer - The Independent

I fell in love with Turkey several years ago when I went on a solo trip to Huzur Vadisi, a yoga retreat in the middle of a huge pine forests, high above the small town of Göcek on the country's southwestern coast. I'm not the kind of person who jumps ...and more »

Erdogan's growing power splits Turkish conservatives - Irish Times

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in the constitutional referen. dum to grant him extensive new executive powers was undermined by an unexpected feature of the vote: his failure to carry the vote in the country's three largest cities ...and more »

Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation - Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey's president for sweeping up more power. Trump hailed Egypt's strongman as a "fantastic guy." When China's president visited the United States, Trump cited a burgeoning friendship and made no public mention ...and more »