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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ratified a law earlier passed by Turkey’s parliament to deploy their troops to Qatar amid a diplomatic rift between Doha and its Persian Gulf neighbours.
The Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), which is Turkey’s top judicial body, has dismissed 107 more judges and prosecutors over alleged ties to the Gülen movement, which is accused by the government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15.
A commentator says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who secured sweeping powers in the country’s recent referendum, is moving towards dictatorship via democracy.
US President Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a much-disputed referendum that will cement his autocratic rule over the country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated his Turkish counterpart on the nation’s ‘yes’ vote in Sunday’s referendum on constitutional changes that would replace the current parliamentary system with a presidential one.
The landmark referendum in Turkey to enhance President Erdogan’s power has erupted into violence in a village near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, leaving 2 people dead and one wounded.
Turkey’s decisive referendum has started after weeks of tense campaigning by the “yes” and “no” camps regarding an 18-article constitutional amendment that will endow the president with vastly enhanced powers.
Turkish President Erdoğan recently coined a new term, ‘Persianism’ or Persian nationalism, to express part of his concern over the change of Mideast situation in favour of Iran. But what is the reason behind the escalation of Turkey’s anti-Iran rhetoric?