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When Turkish voters approved the September 12, 2010 referendum on 26 items of constitutional change, the United States and EU hailed the results as proving “the vibrancy of Turkey’s democracy” and “a step in the right direction.” Yet the referendum clearly violated the EU Venice Commission’s own Code of Good Practice on Referendums, which states (page 12), “There must be an intrinsic connection between the various parts of each question put to the vote, in order to guarantee the free suffrage of the voter.” Some popular reforms were blended with other changes giving the regime more power.Many voters supported the plan because of the former provisions while disliking the latter ones.

Eight newly elected members of the parliament are still in jail, too.The referendum gave Prime Minister Erdogan the ability to pick members of the high court and in some cases parliament, thus subordinating all three branches of government to himself.Thus the ultimate irony: Erdogan was granted dictatorial powers in the name of democratization.Contrary to the spin of pro-government and international media, including the idea that the resignations’ cause was mysterious, Chief of the General Staff Işık Koşaner made their motive perfectly clear: Investigations and long detention times are kept on the agenda to create an image that the Turkish Armed Forces is a crime organization. I will not be able to continue as Chief of the General Staff as I have been impeded by this situation from protecting the rights of my staff.It is a unique case of a military high command resigning to protest repression by a civilian government!

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