Join Tezcan Gumus, PhD candidate at the Alfred Deakin Institute, on 10 May for a National School of Arts seminar focusing on Turkey’s recent constitutional referendum.
The Turkish people voted in a momentous constitutional referendum on 16 April to adopt a set of proposals that have the potential to drastically alter the country’s political system. Though constitutional referendums are not uncommon in Turkey’s political history, this particular one is extremely important in terms of the very nature of the country’s political regime. The proposed amendments would take Turkey away from its current parliamentary system. In its place, the country is set to have an executive presidency “a la Turka”.
Tezcan Gumus, a PhD candidate at the Alfred Deakin Institute, spent the past year living and working in Istanbul. He is a specialist on Turkish politics and democratic theory.
When: 10 May 2017 12pm to 1pm (Note: All times in AEDT)