Erdogan of Turkey – level 2

02-07-2018 07:00

Recep Erdogan has been power in Turkey since 2003. First, he was the Prime Minister, and in 2014, he became the president.

Last year, there was a referendum on the president’s powers where people voted to give the president sweeping new powers. The country has changed from a parliamentary system to a presidential system.

Some people say that Turkey has become a ‘one-man regime’.

Difficult words: referendum (when people vote if something should happen), sweeping (absolute, total), regime (a government, usually one with a very powerful leader).

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