Turkey passes constitutional amendments in major win for AKP…
ISTANBUL- On Sunday, 12 Sept. Turkey passed 26 constitutional amendments proposed by the ruling AKP.
I’ve done a series of articles and curtain risers on the event, which can be seen in my recent work section.
From one article:
Largely due to efforts by the country’s opposition parties, the referendum had been turned into a vote of confidence in the AKP. But this strategy back-fired spectacularly with the result showing the continued popularity of the AKP (though some smaller political parties also supported the amendments, as a majority of Turks believe the country’s current constitution, written after a 1980 military coup, needs to be reformed). The AKP’s victory also implies it will be able to form a majority government in next year’s parliamentary elections. “AKP is well poised to win again,” says Turkey expert Henri J. Barkey of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace.