Erdoğan likens himself to Britain’s Queen as Turkish government suspends metal workers’ strike in the name of NATIONAL SECURITY

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2015 at 20:15

In a bid to justify his support for a change to the political system in Turkey, President Erdoğan has suggested that the United Kingdom is run as a semi-presidential system in which the will of the Queen is dominant.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off criticism that he’s trying to amass sultan-like powers, saying he really just wants to be more like Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Erdogan told state-run TRT channel on Thursday that his desire for an expanded presidential role would not undermine democracy — and he pointed to the UK as an example. The UK is a constitutional monarchy, governed …
Erdoğan: presidential Turkey would be like UK, where Queen’s in charge

Leader vying for more powers says Britain’s constitutional monarchy is close to system he is trying to buildRecep Tayyip Erdoğan raised eyebrows last year when he unveiled a grand new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara that was bigger than Buckingham Palace (and the Kremlin, and the White House). Now he has sought to boost his ongoing campaign for a presidential system in Turkey with claims that the Queen is in charge of Britain.

The government has suspended an ongoing strike in Turkey’s metal sector, citing national security.
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Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

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