How strongman Erdogan has built a 'New Turkey' in his grip


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The re-election this summer of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has driven his country into a new era. The June 24th poll, which was accompanied by legislative elections, sealed the establishment of a presidential system of government, a new pyramidical structure that was adopted last year, and which hands Erdogan sweeping powers that are well beyond those of any head of state among Western pluralist democracies.