The architects of Turkey's expanded presidential powers haven't though through the consequences of a divided executive and parliament, but it's a real possibility.
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How will the assassination of the Russian ambassador affect Russia-Turkey relations? What does Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel mean? Plus Europe cracks down on smuggling arms to Libya, and Kuwait cracks down on freedom of speech.
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