Turkey a dictatorship with presidential system?

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The Debates feature from Euro|Topics offers English (+ French and German) translations of a selections of articles in European news sources on this topic.

Euro|Topics relaunched their website during 2016. Features published before that date are still available via an archive website (see related url hyperlinks0In January 2017 the Turkish parliament began discussing a constitutional amendment that would establish a presidential system in the country. The president would then be head of the government as well as head of state and the office of Prime Minister would be abolished. Commentators in European newspapers took different views of the ruling AK party's plans.

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http://archiv.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/aktuell.html http://archiv.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/aktuell.html
ESO: Background information: Turkey's path towards a presidential system http://www.europeansources.info/record/turkeys-path-towards-a-presidential-system/
Deutsche Welle, 13.01.17: Turkey's parliament approves expanded powers for Erdogan http://dw.com/p/2VmFU
Hürriyet Daily News, 15.01.17: Turkish Parliament to finalize charter talks this week http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-parliament-to-finalize-charter-talks-this-week.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108531&NewsCatID=338&_sgm_source=108531&_sgm_campaign=scn_b1055d51fae9c000&_sgm_action=click
The Economist, 21.01.17: Iron Constitution. Turkey’s President Erdogan is grabbing yet more power http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21715004-alliance-nationalists-brings-islamist-leader-closer-one-man-rule-turkeys-president
Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 30.01.17: Turkey’s Gift From God http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/67826

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