News Brief 6/12/2011, Sivan 10, 5771
Much at Stake in Turkish Elections
Some 50 million Turks are expected to go to the polls Sunday in an election that is likely to see current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan elected to another term – this time for 12 years. The vote on Erdogan's reelection coincides with a vote to change the country's constitution to allow the Prime Minister to serve a much longer term than he currently does, in order to ensure governmental stability.
Other constitutional changes will include provisions to ensure the rights of the country's minorities, including Jews.