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Erdogan’s Lust For Power Is Destroying Turkey’s Democracy

Posted by BFP Staff on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:18 AM

The new constitution will also give the president power to enact some laws by decree, appoint judges and ministers

By Dr.Alon Ben-Meir
This is the first in a series of articles based in part on eyewitness accounts about the rapidly deteriorating socio-political conditions in Turkey and what the future may hold for the country.
During the past few months I interviewed scores of Turkish citizens who escaped from Turkey following the unsuccessful military coup, fearing for their lives. Many of them left their families behind, terrified of what to expect next. Although it has the potential of becoming a major player on the global stage, Turkey’s brilliant prospects are being squandered because of President Erdogan’s insatiable lust for power. He has used an iron fist to take whatever measure, however corrupt, to manipulate the rules and undermine the basic tenets of Turkey’s democracy—freedom and human rights.

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