Erdogan’s Enhanced Powers “Terrible News” for Turkish Christians

By weakening Turkey’s democracy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ensured the continued erosion of conditions for Christians, Jews and other religious minorities in the Muslim majority nation. If the referendum, narrowly approved by voters stands, Erdogan will gain executive, legislative and judicial powers. Serious allegations of voter fraud have been launched by international monitors and his political opponents have already vowed to appeal the vote. “There are hundreds of cases of ballot box stuffing.

What’s even more scandalous is the Supreme Council of Election changed the rules of counting over an hour into the counting which is always an embarrassing smoking gun for the government,” Dr. Aykan Erdemir tells Beltway Buzz.Erdemir is a Muslim Turk who served in Turkish Parliament from 2011 to 2015. He’s dedicated his career to defending minority rights and religious freedom in Turkey. He’s now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

1 Comment on "Erdogan’s Enhanced Powers “Terrible News” for Turkish Christians"

  1. MD Anthony | April 20, 2017 at 5:38 am |

    “no rule of law, no due process” ???
    You are speaking form a western point of view. The concepts that you are referencing
    take on a different meaning in Sharia law as they are western concepts and not recognized in Sharia.
    It is useless now to use Western terminology to describe what Turkey has lost as under Islam there is no loss as Democracy is incompatible with Islam and is therefore not to not permitted the same goes for Freedom of Thoght and Freedom of Speech.
    Turkey is now the living example of the West’s greatest fears.
    A fear where the democratic process under democracy is used to vote out Democratic processes and with it democracy.

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