If you were cynical and looked at the political situation in Turkey from a purely theoretical point of view, then you'd a see a highly interesting laboratory design. It is a country torn apart in all respects, yet affords itself the luxury of turning its political system upside down to deliver itself into the hands of one single man - for better or for worse. The euphemistic term for this change is "constitutional reform". This would probably be problematic in normal times, and not only in terms of democratic theory. However, times are not normal. Turkey is constantly being attacked by different terrorist organizations. The economy is in a serious crisis – for this reason, as well. All this is exacerbated by the fact that the government deliberately strives to exclude a part of the population.