Justin Vela

Turkey passes constitutional amendments in major win for AKP…

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Istanbul, Turkey. 12 Sept. 2010.

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.

Read the entire article here

Istanbul, Turkey. 12 Sept. 2010.

Istanbul, Turkey. 12 Sept. 2010.


Written by Justin Vela

September 14, 2010 at 9:55 am

Posted in Europe, turkey

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