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  • Turkey 2017-04-18 02:39

    By Frida Ghitis

    Turkey's democracy died today

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever.

  • Turkey 2017-04-15 06:08

    By Elmira Bayrasli

    Is it too late for Turkey’s democracy?

    Turkish democracy is on life support. On April 16, Turks will vote on 18 amendments to their country’s Constitution, including whether to abolish the office of the prime minister and transfer its powers to the president.

  • Turkey 2017-01-14 02:16

    By Andrew Gardner

    Between terror and the government crackdown, Turkish society is under threat

    President Erdogan's state of emergency risks destroying the very fabric of Turkish society.

  • Poland 2016-12-28 01:13

    By Noah Feldman

    The politics of a constitutional crisis

    Many constitutional systems around the globe have been tested in 2016. Turkey, Poland, the UK, the U.S. -- each case sheds some light on how different constitutional arrangements respond to the challenges of political factions.