There is a difference between change and progress. Even though there are many points we may be critical about, we cannot deny that Turkey has both changed and progressed under the AK Party rule. Lately the Turkish political scene is being shaken by the AK Party’s offer to switch its current parliamentary system of government in Turkey for a Presidential one; an offer, which is not supported by the majority of the public and might come with dangerous consequences.
President Erdogan carried out swift reforms to stabilize Turkey’s economic and political scene during his service as the Prime Minister. He is eager to serve much faster with the authority of a president in a presidential system, which closes doors to coalition governments that led to instability in Turkey in the past. However, a presidential system is not suitable for the social fabric of Turkey. Despite the prevailing media narrative of the presidential system being a miracle pill to solve Turkey’s problems, public opinion seems to be against the notion.
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Turkey stands alone as a functioning democracy among Muslim-majority states of the Middle EastCeylan Ozbudak