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Schauble: Erdogan trying to establish dictatorship in Turkey

Featured Schauble: Erdogan trying to establish dictatorship in Turkey

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble expressed his concern in the event Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was victorious on the April 16 referendum. Mr. Schauble said that if the Turkish President prevailed in the referendum the danger of a dictatorship being implemented in the country was real.

During a discussion organised by magazine Der Spiegel, the German politician said Erdigan was attempting to install an “authoritarian regime, namely a dictatorship” by transferring power to himself through constitutional reforms. Mr. Schauble said he had spoken to many Turks who expressed fears of reprisals if they openly criticised Erdogan.