Turkey’s democracy died today

( CNN) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared win in a referendum over a brand-new constitution that will establish him far more powerful, potentially for many more coming year. The reaction, which the foe is announcing sham, have committed themselves to establish Turkey less democratic, more harshly divided and more religion than ever.

It was not surprising that at the last minute, when the counting established the “no” vote was menacing the thin extend of the pro-Erdogan “Yes” vote, electoral officials stepped in to announce they would allow unsealed ballots to be counted, in contravention to the rules.

Already the lead-up to the vote passed enormous advantages to the yes camp, particularly in the form of media coverage. Meanwhile, foes faced intimidation and health risks of job loss if they publicly singer their opinions.

Turkish referendum: A country divided

Advertisements