US president spoke with the Turkish commander Monday following a referendum that has escalated concern over Erdoans increasingly despotic grip
Donald Trump called to congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdoan hours after the Turkish president claimed a narrow victory in a contested referendum that will awarded him embroiling new influences, in agreement with the White House.
International commentators monitoring the Turkish referendum concluded in a preliminary report on Mondaythat the campaign and poll has just taken place in a political medium where the fundamental freedoms essential to a genuinely democratic process were curtailed.
The US president am speaking on Monday with Erdoan, whose glory in the constitutional referendum heightened concern over his increasingly despotic clutch on power.
Trumps congratulatory message impressed a starkly different mood than the statement issued by the U.s. state department on Monday, which counselled Erdoan to respect his citizens fundamental rights and noted research reports findings of irregularities on electing daylight and an unequal playing field during the difficult safarus period.
According to a readout of the label provided for under the White House, the two leaders discussed the recent developments in Syria, the US response to the chemical attempt in Syria and agreed on the best interests of holding Syrian chairperson Bashar al-Assad accountable. The readout parallels reports of a statement from Erdoans office, which was reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency.
On Sunday, Turkey narrowly approved a container of constitutional amendments that will dramatically reshape the countrys organisation of authority. The recommendation supplants the countrys parliamentary organisation with a presidential one and abolishes the duties of the prime minister.