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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Unfortunately, we are living in a world where journalism is not getting more difficult but more dangerous – to the extent that journalistic associations have launched an award journalists working under difficult circumstances
“I know what the government is trying to do,” said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), on the phone on April 21
The Turkish referendum on the presidency is over but both the legal and the political debates are continuing, despite the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) rejection of the appeals by the opposition parties over the claims of fraud in the vote count.
As Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) rejected the appeal of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to cancel the April 16 referendum because of fraud claims, the first public opinion poll following the referendum, which approved the replacement of the parliamentarian system with an executive presidential model, has provided interesting results regarding the profile of voters in Turkey.
Controversy over the Turkish referendum results on April 16 are growing, as the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) appealed to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on April 18 to annul the entire vote due to the board’s decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid during the voting procedure
A relative of mine was an observer of a vote count at an Istanbul ballot box for the April 16 referendum on whether to shift Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential one. As she later told me, the count resulted in 275 “No” and 84 “Yes” votes
President Tayyip Erdoğan announced his narrow win for the constitutional shift from a parliamentary to an executive system as a result of the April 16 referendum, representing a radical change in Turkey’s administrative regime.
The referendum on April 16 will mark another turning point or, rather, crossroads in Turkey’s political history.
On April 13, just days from the constitutional referendum in Turkey, the media attack by the “yes” front reached a new peak.
Over the past week or so, the main theme of President Tayyip Erdoğan’s referendum campaign has transformed from promoting the benefits of the constitutional shift consolidating all executive power in presidential hands to bashing the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
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