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Turkey’s referendum race is still neck and neck: Konda pollster

Mar 27 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The race ahead of the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system is still close, with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) needing to convince the undecideds among its constituency, according to Bekir Ağırdır, the general director of polling company Konda. 

The power of the undecided

Mar 08 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

There are less than 40 days left until the referendum on constitutional amendments that will grant unprecedented power to Turkey’s president. But pollsters are having the hardest time in decades on how to distribute the undecided voters or not distribute them at all.

April 16 will be a day when tutelage is destroyed: Yıldırım

Mar 02 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The April 16 referendum on constitutional changes will be the day when “tutelage is destroyed,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, comparing the day to July 16, 2016, the day after the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt, widely believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).

President will be ‘one-man ruler’ but will be checked by parliament: Turkish PM

Feb 28 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The constitutional amendments to be voted on in April will turn the president into a “one-man ruler” but “checked by parliament,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, rejecting opposition claims that the system will cement authoritarian rule in Turkey. 

President will be ‘one-man ruler’ but will be checked by parliament: Turkish PM

Feb 28 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The constitutional amendments to be voted on in April will turn the president into a “one-man ruler” but “checked by parliament,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, rejecting opposition claims that the system will cement authoritarian rule in Turkey. 

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