September 13, 2010

JUST ANOTHER LIBERAL DEMOCRACY:

International backing given to Turkish reform vote (BBC, 9/12/10)

The changes are aimed at bringing Turkey in line with the European Union, which the government wants to join.

With nearly all votes in the referendum counted, about 58% had voted "Yes" to amending the constitution.

Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the result meant the country had "crossed a historic threshold toward advanced democracy and the supremacy of law".

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2010 12:04 AM
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