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Markets worry more about political turmoil than autocracy - The Economist

THE VICTORY of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, in a referendum on April 16th is seen by many observers as a worrying step on the road to autocracy. The vote handed Mr Erdogan far-reaching new powers. But the Turkish lira, government bonds and ...and more »

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

Ihsan Yilmaz does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Victoria State ...and more »

Turkey's Erdogan: Barack Obama deceived us over PKK -

Turkish leader tells Al Jazeera he hopes for stronger ties between Turkey and US under Donald Trump's administration. 19 Apr 2017. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump next month, hoping for ...and more »

'They call us bigoted and undereducated' -

Turkey's election exposed political fault lines that feel awfully familiar, as the president tightens his grip on power. By Zia Weise. 4/22/17, 11:58 AM CET. Updated 4/25/17, 4:25 PM CET. Protests in Istanbul | Getty Images. Protests in Istanbul ...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 »

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

In the wake of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's referendum victory, developments in Ankara are being closely followed in the Balkans. That has a lot to do with the region's cultural and historical ties to Turkey. Türkei Banner mit Porträt von Präsident ...and more »

Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and how did he rise to absolute power in Turkey - The Hindu

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a referendum victory speech to his supporters at Ankara Esenboga Airport on April 17, 2017. Stanly Johny. April 22, 2017 18:30 IST. Updated: April 22, 2017 18:44 IST. more-in. The Hindu Explains. In 1998 ...and more »

Turkey says European rights court has no jurisdiction over referendum - Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's justice minister said on Thursday that any opposition challenge to a referendum that expanded President Tayyip Erdogan's powers would be rejected by the constitutional court, and Europe's human rights court had no ...and more »

Wounded but Alive: It's Not Yet Game Over for Turkey's Democracy - or Its Resistance - Haaretz

It's too early to declare the Turkish Republic dead and buried. The president's popularity has maxed out at 50 percent of the population, and the anti-Erdogan opposition won't be silenced. Louis Fishman. Apr 24, 2017 10:42 AM. 0comments Print Zen ...and more »

What a stronger Erdogan means for China - South China Morning Post

Protesters shout slogans and hold placards reading “NO, it is not finished, just starting”, during rally against the referendum results in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a narrow lead of the 'Yes' vote in unofficial ...and more »