• Turkey Referendum: Sultan Erdogan’s Constitutional Coup

    Benny Kuruvilla in conversation with Prabir Purkayastha

    April 20, 2017

    The April 16, 2017 referendum victory will give President Recep Erdogan wide-ranging and unprecedented powers that will undermine the Turkish republic. Prabir Purkayastha analyses the implications of the referendum for Turkey both on the domestic and international fronts. Despite similar authoritarian tendencies that bind Indian Prime Minister Modi and Erdogan, Purkayastha makes the point that a strong federal polity and a more robust political culture in India will restrain the former's ambitions. 



    First published in Newsclick.

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