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Turkish Referendum ‘Unlevel Playing field’: Monitors

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s referendum campaign was conducted on an “unlevel playing field” and the vote count itself was marred by late procedural changes that removed key safeguards, international observers said on Monday.

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Erdogan: Atatürk Would Say ‘Yes’ to Expanded Presidential Power in Turkey

During an interview Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan argued that the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, would vote “yes” in the upcoming referendum to expand Erdoğan’s presidential power by abolishing the Prime Minister’s office and replacing it with a vice president, among other reforms.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses during an award ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Turkey on Thursday rejected Washington's denials that it has provided weapons to a Syrian Kurdish militia force which Ankara considers to be a terrorist group and again complained about a lack of support …

Turkish Secular Opposition: Erdogan Not Tough Enough on the Netherlands

The head of Turkey’s secular Republican People’s Party (CHP) is accusing Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of not sufficiently punishing the Netherlands for barring Turkish government officials from attending a pro-Erdogan rally, accusing Erdogan of being “just talk.”