The president’s targeting of opposition parties has shattered any illusions that Turkey is a western-style democracy
Any chance Turkey could join the EU by 2020, as Brexit campaigners have asserted, went up in smoke on Wednesday after the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, signed a draconian new law that in effect demolishes any notion that his country is a fully functioning, western-style democracy.
President signs bill that allows prosecution of lawmakers currently under investigation – most of whom are from pro-Kurdish or opposition parties
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has signed a bill lifting lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution – a constitutional change likely to remove a pro-Kurdish opposition party from parliament.
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