Re-blog: Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum Will Be Neither Free Nor Fair

A constitutional referendum will be held throughout Turkey tomorrow, 16 April 2017, on whether to approve 18 proposed amendments to the Turkish constitution that were brought forward by the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). If approved, the office of the Prime Minister would be abolished and the existing parliamentary system of government would be replaced with an executive presidency and a presidential system.

Unless a huge surprise happen, I suspect the result will a yes vote. “Evet” is now the most popular word in Turkey.

To understand what is at stake, I recommend reading Michael Koplow’s new blog, in which he argues that the referendum will be neither free nor fair. You can read here


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1 Response to Re-blog: Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum Will Be Neither Free Nor Fair

  1. sgardality says:

    Not sure how the outcome will be. For Turkey it’s very important. Wonder what would of happen when Erdogan was the PM?


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