Europe eyeing referendum results from potential energy partner Turkey

18 Apr 2017   Turkey

European leaders called on authorities in Turkey, a potential energy partner, to seek unity after a weekend referendum consolidated power around the president. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan barely won the plurality in a national referendum he said was a response to an attempted coup last year. “The fact that the outcome of the referendum is ‘yes’ shows that our people accept the presidential system of government,” he said in a statement . “For first time in the history of the republic, we have changed our governmental system through civilian politics, which is of paramount importance.” The country’s geographical position as a bridge between Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe is indicative of its diplomatic fluidity and Turkish […]

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