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Turkey's constitutional referendum and its effects on Turkish politics
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CitationDuran, B., Miş, N. (2017). Turkey's constitutional referendum and its effects on Turkish politics. Orient, 3(58), 52-60.
This contribution analyses the presidential system of government and its impacts on Turkish politics. First of all, this work elaborates the reasons of those who support a change of the current political system, addressing the current parliamentary system's crises from a historical perspective. Subsequently, it explains why the system change was possible during the AKP era, even though different political parties have made efforts regarding this issue in the past. In this section, it refers to those crises that emerged within the system particularly during the AKP era. Furthermore, it addresses the crises' facilitating role with regard to the people's acceptance of the system change. In the third section, reasons for the AKP-MHP agreement, which was reached subsequent to the 15 July coup attempt, are addressed. The fourth part focuses on the presidential system of the government's constitutional framework. In the final part, the transition period to the new system of government and the system's impacts on Turkish politics are elaborated.