Turkey one step away from authoritarianism

Serious international concern


With 339 for and 142 against the proposed constitutional changed the alterations to the Turkish Constitution were approved by the Turkish Parliament.


There are 18 articles that are changing. There is going to be a referendum in April where the Turkish people will be asked to decide for themselves if they approve of these changes or not.


According to these changed the President can appoint or sack the vice-presidents as well as the ministers and high judges and administrators of public services. He decides about the use of the Armed Forces and the state of emergence for the country. The President will remain in office for five years.