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What Turkey’s Political Changes Mean for U.S.-Turkish Relations

The July 9 swearing-in of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his second term as Turkey’s president—and his subsequent decree1 thoroughly restructuring the Turkish government—have inaugurated a new phase in the…

Erdoğan will preside over a new system in which power is even more centralized in the office of the presidency than it was previously.

Altu 1aOf course, this structure represents the institutionalization of what had been a de facto reality: Erdoğan was already the unassailable top decision-maker, and…

This continuity means that there may be little visible change in many areas of government.

But the shift…

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