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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 »

25 Reasons Erdogan's 'Victory' Was Illegitimate - Huffington Post

The razor-thin victory (51.3% to 48.7%) of Turkey's President Erdogan in the referendum held on April 16 in fact denies Erdogan the mandate to govern with the sweeping powers the new constitution grants the President, especially when the results of the ...and more »

Have faith in Turkey's democracy - Chicago Tribune

As a representative of Turkey, I disagree with the Tribune's editorial about the recent vote to amend the constitution and the impact of the decision. The amended constitution will be effective only after the presidential and parliamentary elections in ...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 »

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 »

Turkey to engage in a new foreign policy bid by May - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey will launch a foreign policy move through presidential visits to critical countries in May in an attempt to reshape the country's relationships with the international community after months of domestic political tension fractured Turkey's bonds ...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 »

What Turks really think about president Erdogan -

Last July's coup attempt in Turkey was foiled and the winner was President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Following the event he tightened control over the country through decrees, and victory in Sunday's referendum has given him sweeping new powers, causing ...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 »