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Proposed Powerful Executive Presidency Spurs Fears for Turkish Democracy

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Over the weekend, Turkey's ruling AK Party submitted to parliament a package of 21 constitutional reform proposals that would end the country's nearly century-long parliamentary rule and replace it with a powerful executive presidency. “The draft grants the president the authority to issue decrees, to declare a state of emergency and rule the country with resolutions during the state of emergency, and appoint public officials as well as half of the high judges,” said law professor...

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