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Turkey: New System, Old One-Man Show

Zaytung, a popular Turkish humor website that publishes “news” with the dictum “Honest, Unbiased, Immoral News,” recently ran a story with this headline: “Presidential system influences Fenerbahçe” (a…

  • Burak Bekdil
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The piece said that the latest presidential decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dictates that Fenerbahçe should now appear on the pitch with one defensive midfielder instead of two.

Menes 2bErdoğan has dominated Turkey for more than 15 years, but to him, this is not enough.

After he comfortably won a presidential race on June 24, he…

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