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Q&A: Turkey’s constitutional referendum

The people of Turkey are voting on the government’s package of constitutional amendments in a referendum on 12 September, the 30th anniversary of a coup that brought the military to power.”

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Erdogan raps rivals ahead of poll

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises the tactics of his opponents, in a BBC interview ahead of Sunday’s constitutional referendum.

Turkey?s secular opposition strongly against APK referendum proposal | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Turkey set to approve major reforms

from Yahoo news
Turkey is on the brink of approving major constitutional reforms which critics say will pave the way for the key western ally to become an Islamic state.

Testing Turkey?s appetite for change

from European Voice – RSS – News & analysis
Turks to vote on changes to the constitution amid concerns that AK party would be too powerful.

Turkish PM says opposition’s referendum campaign full of ‘black propaganda’

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The Turkish opposition has been holding a campaign of ‘misinformation and black propaganda,’ Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told the BBC.

INTERVIEW WITH DR. ROY KARADAG ON TURKISH NEOLIBERAL ECONOMY AND POLITICS

by Changing Turkey

Dr. Roy Karadag is currently a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne. His doctoral project on ?Political Capitalisms: Power, Elites and the Economy in Turkey and the Philippines? has been completed in November 2009. His research interests include Comparative Politics, Historical Sociology, Theories of the State and State Formation, Middle East Studies, and Political Islam. His publications include two book chapters in German (2006) mit Oliver Schlumberger: Demokratisierung und Transitionsforschung. In: Barrios, Harald/Christoph Stefes (Hrsg.): Einführung in die Comparative Politics. München: Oldenbourg, 227-250. (Lehr- und Handbücher der Politikwissenschaft); and (2007): Jenseits von Kultur und Ökonomie: Rivalisierende Erklärungsansätze zum Klientelismus und ihre Relevanz für die arabische Welt. In: Albrecht, Holger (Hrsg.): Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft im Vorderen Orient. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 243-262.

Turkey’s constitutional referendum: Can Erdogan pull it off? | The Economist

“Turkey’s constitutional referendum
Can Erdogan pull it off?
Turkey prepares to vote on a constitutional-reform package that pits the government against the generals

Turkish politicians look ahead to post-referendum period

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Politicians have already set their sights on the post-referendum period, a new era in which terrorism and the Kurdish question are likely to top the agenda.

KERİM BALCI – A personal suffering from the referendum campaign

As the final episodes of the ?referendum extravaganza? approach, I have been going through a psychological transformation whereby I have developed selective perception for the words ?yes? and ?no.? This is especially so for ?evet -yes.? I assume the reason is both the excessive amount of ?yes? posters in the press and on the streets, and the incomparably successful propaganda speeches of Prime Minister Erdoğan.

LALE KEMAL – Naysayers to serve coup mentality

Turks will vote on Sept. 12, this Sunday, for a comprehensive constitutional amendment package that includes judicial reforms intended to bring the highly polarized and politicized judiciary to more democratic standards.

An evaluation of Hanefi Avcı?s book by EMRE USLU

Hanefi Avcı recently published a book titled ?Haliç?te Yaşayan Simonlar? (Simons in the Golden Horn). The book has created much controversy, due to Avcı?s position.

?No boomerang in ?yes? campaign?

by ASLI AYDINTAŞBAŞ-  MILLIYET
You hear Erol Olçak?s name more than you hear his voice. Although he makes a rare appearance in the media, he is one of the closest figures to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Turkey’s too important to dismiss its referendum as a rowdy squabble | Simon Tisdall | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

BDP?s dilemma

by FEHMI KORU –  YENI ŞAFAK
It is not very difficult to guess how the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) decided on its approach towards the government-sponsored reforms that will be presented to voters in a referendum on Sept. 12.

The Referendum Text in English!!

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

Finally, just three days before the vote, a government translation of the Referendum appeared in the newspaper (I presume it?s also available in Turkish. Ha Ha.) Here it is. There?s a link in the article to download a pdf of the translation.

Turkish referendum just a first test for reforms, EU says

from Hurriyet Dailynews

In its response to a letter by a group of Turkish intellectuals regarding the government-backed constitutional amendment package, the EU Commission says the success of the proposed reforms will depend on what extent they will be implemented on the ground. The commission also says it conducted in-depth research on the changes and has ‘come to a balanced analysis,’ implicitly referring to the Turkish opposition’s criticism of EU support for the reform charter

Antalya more divided on referendum than in Turkish local elections

from Hurriyet Dailynews

Regarded by some as a stronghold of the opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, the southern province of Antalya appears more divided in its opinions about the upcoming constitutional referendum. While most local associations avoid taking a public stance, they generally agree that the prevailing political tension is bad for business as local residents say they will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ independent of their political views

Turkish referendum a vote on Erdogan’s party

from FT.com – World, Europe
Constitutional reform has divided people along party political lines with the referendum turning into a vote on Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP

Baykal, Kılıçdaroğlu campaign together for ‘no’ in southern Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The current and former opposition leaders made a joint appearance Tuesday in Antalya, asking party supporters to say ‘no’ in Sunday’s referendum.

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