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Such a move would enable Mr Erdogan to attach more powers to the presidency, which is largely a ceremonial role.
The parliament approved the two final sections of the 18-article new constitution after a marathon week of debating that began on January 9 and included sessions that often lasted late into the night.
The president will have the power to appoint and fire ministers, while the post of prime minister will be abolished for the first time in Turkey's history.
With Turkey already under a state of emergency for almost six months following the July 15 failed coup, the changes will also widen the scope of conditions in which the president can declare an emergency.
As coups go, the Turkish effort was a study in ineptitude: No serious attempt to capture or muzzle the political leadership, no leader ready to step in, no communication strategy (or even awareness of social media), no ability to mobilize a critical mass within either the armed forces or society. In their place a platoon of hapless soldiers on a bridge in Istanbul and the apparently uncoordinated targeting of a few government buildings in Ankara.
Indeed, reports have emerged that many of those involved in the uprising were conscripts who say they were just following orders and did not know they were taking part in a coup.
originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: gpols
I was told recently if you're part of an ISIS terrorist cell in Turkey and you get arrested you're marched through the streets by police with their hands on your shoulders. You're questioned for a few hours then released.
If you're a female journalist who criticised Erdogan you have your hands handcuffed behind your back and you're dragged through the streets by your hair. Then you're raped and possibly questioned afterwards.
originally posted by: gpols
a reply to: 23432
No I'm not.
Erdogan wanting a new constitution for Turkey that gives the president more power is words straight from him mouth.
Strictly speaking , it's not Erdogan's idea to bring in a new constitution for Turks ; most Turks know that it is overdue more than 2 decades ; existing constitution doesn't serve Turks interests and Erdogan is actually getting rid of a military made constitution dated 1982 i.e COLD WAR years.
Incidentally , his powers to come will be awesome in the World because he will have given Turks what they want.
The new constitution was voted on and passed by the Turkey's parliament.
democracy at work ?
An attempted, staged, coup actually happened in July of 2016 where some of the troops involved have stated that they were just following orders.
i wouldn't call it staged ; Feto [ CIA ] thought they can " Do a Shah " on Erdogan .
Cold War rules gives CIA too much power for it's own good , they thought that they can " out-think " Erdogan ; they been had , they been took , duped by Turkish Gambit .
Remember you either smoke or get smoked ; name of the game.
Troops will be alright .
How are facts propaganda?