Turkey’s future hangs in balance as voters go to polls
A referendum on Sunday will likely push Turkey towards autocracy, but Europe can’t afford to give up on the important regional power
The Economist writes this week that Turkish voters will likely vote yes on Sunday to abandon the current system in favor of a strengthened executive office.
While President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increased powers would push the country towards autocracy, it would be a mistake for Western countries to abandon the important regional power and NATO member. Doing so would risk pushing Turkey into Russia’s arms at a time when Europe is increasingly dependant on its cooperation.