Turkish voters go to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on a new constitution that would change the system of their country’s government. The ruling Justice and Development Party, or A.K.P., introduced these amendments last December — with the support of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party — to fix flaws in the current system. Unfortunately, the government’s proposals are being taken out of context. Opponents have cast the referendum as an attempt to grab power by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rather than what it really is: an effort to improve governance.
The basis of Turkey’s political system is a constitution that was written in 1982 by the generals who had carried out a military coup two years earlier.… Seguir leyendo »