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    Turkish constitutional referendum preview: A polarised society at a crossroads

Turkish constitutional referendum preview: A polarised society at a crossroads

Turkey will hold a key referendum on 16 April over constitutional amendments that would substantially increase the power of the country’s President. Ilke Toygür previews the vote, writing that the outcome remains difficult to predict, with polls showing a tight race and many voters still undecided.

Ballot paper for the referendum, Credit: BirGün Gazetes
While the final countdown for the Turkish constitutional […]

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    Having won back his majority, Erdoğan must now focus on reuniting Turkish society

Having won back his majority, Erdoğan must now focus on reuniting Turkish society

The elections held in Turkey on 1 November produced a majority for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) associated with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, however many observers have raised concerns over growing divisions in the country stemming from the conflict between Kurdish groups and the Turkish state. Ilke Toygür writes that Turkish society is in a state of […]

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