Turkey's parliamentary system is at stake in a critical referendum scheduled for Sunday. The measure is about change in the Constitution, but it's really a vote for or against Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. That's according to Semih Idiz, who writes about diplomacy in his column "Turkey Pulse" for Al Monitor.
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