Turkey Votes Expanded Powers to Chancellor Erdogan
urkish 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.
It comes as no surprise that at the last minute, when the counting showed the "no" vote was threatening the thin lead of the pro-Erdogan "Yes" vote, electoral authorities stepped in to announce they would allow unsealed ballots to be counted, in contravention to the rules.
Posted by: greyrooster at April 17, 2017 09:10 AM
Posted by: Gork at April 17, 2017 11:19 AM
At least until the Mohammadans dig him up and desecrate his bones.
Posted by: Spiny Norman at April 17, 2017 11:55 AM
Posted by: libeloustarg at April 19, 2017 02:40 PM
Apparently you have never read 'From Russia With Love" (the novel).
Ian Fleming said something to the effect of the Turks miss being beaten by their leaders, and their sultans and rapes.
Posted by: shadowofashade at April 21, 2017 11:03 PM
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