Opinion

Turkish referendum: Erdogan is starting to look like Putin

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan already has almost absolute power in practice in Turkey. You almost wonder why he bothered with the referendum.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just won a referendum abolishing the office of prime minister and concentrating power in his own hands. Photograph courtesy of the Mexican president's office

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00 AM

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