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Politico- Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will seize all the powers of the Turkish state :A drift towards authoritarianism!


For Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: a ‘yes’ result in next month’s referendum would restore security and stability, the president promises. Yet opposition leaders warn that switching to a presidential system of government, as proposed by Erdoğan, would threaten democracy. To foreign observers, this may be strange to hear. After all, a number of democracies are governed by an executive presidency, among them the United States.

But in Turkey’s case, the term is used as shorthand for a constitutional reform package that — if approved — would represent the most radical political change since the modern republic’s foundation in 1923.

Critics, including the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, fear the new constitution would mark a point of no return for the country’s slide into authoritarianism.In a report released this month, the Venice Commission saw “little resemblance” between Turkey’s proposals and the American model, noting that the amendments “would confer substantially more power on the president, and include substantially fewer checks and balances” than in the U.S. — an argument echoed by many of Erdoğan’s opponents.

Since the state of emergency imposed in the aftermath of last summer’s failed coup has allowed him to rule by decree. Under the new constitution, the temporary powers granted to Erdoğan by emergency law would become permanent. While parliament would retain its legislative role, the president could simply bypass parliament by issuing decrees with the force of law.

The constitutional changes abolish the role of prime minister. Instead, Erdoğan could appoint one or several vice-presidents. He would be responsible for the annual budget and national security policy. Yet under the new constitution, the president gains veto rights on any law, a power that parliament can only override with an absolute majority.

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United States and its unique Worldwide War Propaganda Machine : the Dollar


  • Firstly published: October 2016

The main aspect of these USA elections was not elections, but war according to the controversial Russian political scientist Alexander Dugin who has close ties with the Kremlin and the Russian military.  For him, the recent attack of US coalition on Deir Ezzor Syrian government targets, backed by Russia and which helped ISIS to advance in the area, has led to reach a  pro-war climax. Yet, the financial system of these two countries depends one another in such a way that going to war now makes it impossible for both US and Russia. But propaganda always motivates elections and boosts the army industry.

Of course Russia and the United States both caused the death of a lot of civilians in Syria and this war seems that it has no issue or outcome for the time being.

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