(Ankara) Last month the Turkish Government approved a bill which will allow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to
run for two further terms in office, potentially allowing him to rule Turkey until
2029. Currently the law only allows the Turkish
President to only serve one five year term. He is being backed by the ruling Justice
and Development party (AKP) and its nationalist allies in parliament. However
the final say goes down to the people who will vote next month on the 16thApril 2017.
İngiliz @Independent bizi haber yapınca yayına alacakmışsınız doğru mu? https://t.co/10PMUzWb9n @ahmethc— LiberalDemokratParti (@liberaLDP) March 22, 2017
It appears that identity politics is a winner inside Turkey, which explains why Erdogan said today:
"Turkey is not a country you can pull and push around, not a country whose citizens you can drag on the ground, If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets. Europe will be damaged by this. We, as Turkey, call on Europe to respect human rights and democracy,"
Well it appears that Mrs Merkel isn't listening to what the Turkish pocket dictator has to say by rejecting an unusually high number of requests for arms exports to Turkey in recent months. The irony here is, the Germans are citing Human rights abuses in Turkey as the reason why
The things that pocket dictators will say and do, in which to ensure they get elected for life. Including it appears slagging off your oldest ally