Erdogan’s hopes for new constitution fade

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Series Details 9.12.12
Publication Date 09/12/2012
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Article reported that the prospect of a new constitution to reshape Turkey’s political order was slipping away during the winter of 2012-13, according to people in the top reaches of the country’s politics.

Failure to agree a new charter would represent a particular setback to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, who campaigned on the promise of a new constitution when securing a resounding re-election in 2011. He wanted it to boost the powers of the presidency – a post to which he was widely believed to aspire.

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