Turkey after the Referendum: Ankara Directs its Sailboat to "Rough Sea": Experts
April 18, 13:00

As a result of establishing the presidential system in Turkey based on the constitutional changes through a referendum, the level of unpredictability of the state policies led by Erdogan in foreign and domestic dimensions will dramatically increase. As a result of the referendum on constitutional reforms in Turkey held on April 16, Turkey made a transition to the presidential system of governance. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's initiative received 51.2 percent of votes of referendum participants, 48.8 percent voted against it. Erdogan will have a direct impact on the army, the general staff, and members of the government. The institution of the prime minister will be removed and the president will become the de facto head of the government. He will solely manage the state budget. Moreover, the institute of impeachment was removed, and Erdogan will have a chance to be president until 2029 theoretically.

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