Posted May 15, 2016 by Martin Armstrong
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the Turkish opposition leader of the social democratic CHP, has sharply criticized the push by the Turkish government to remodel Turkey into a presidential system. The CHP chief expressed concern about the future of the country. He warned that the rising discontent may lead to a civil war. “What a presidential system that supposed to be, where one talks and Turkey is condemned to silence. The judge will then create according to his ideas deputies lists, from which emerges the legislature. Such a presidential system can not be implemented without the blood flows,” Kilicdaroglu warned.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician who has been the president of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as the prime minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as the mayor of İstanbul from 1994 to 1998. He is a career politician and the rising concern has been that he is becoming more of a dictator. Changing the government is effectively a means to prevent elections that can replace government at will.