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Why Trump congratulating Turkish president Recep Erdogan is even worse than people realize

Original story at Mother Jones• 5 mentions • 1 week ago

Mother Jones 1 week ago

 
Several media outlets have slammed President Donald Trump for congratulating Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning a referendum that will bolster his autocratic power and weaken that nation's democracy. International observers say the referendum took place on an "unlevel playing field" and voting irregularities raise questions about the outcome. A brief White House summary of Trump's call to Erdogan did not reference any such concerns. Ultimately, if the referendum stands, Turkey will shift from a parliamentary government to one largely controlled by the president—though many of the changes strengthening the president's powers won't take place until after the next ...
 
 
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18 Apr
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RT @MotherJones: Donald Trump Has a Conflict of Interest in Turkey. Just Ask Donald Trump https://t.co/dxS7hOCfD5
18 Apr
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Donald Trump Has a Conflict of Interest in Turkey. Just Ask Donald Trump https://t.co/d4tbFMLDD2
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Via @MotherJones: Donald Trump Has a Conflict of Interest in Turkey. Just Ask Donald Trump https://t.co/Jx9dv6Ip8chttps://t.co/GzSWgJQsD0
18 Apr
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Trump congratulates Erdogan. It's even worse that you might think. https://t.co/5bMs3tWxUi
18 Apr
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RT @ashleydijon: Why Trump congratulating Turkish president Recep Erdogan is even worse than people realize https://t.co/9gavH2nyMQ via @Mo…