After #HAYIR: What’s Next for Turkey?

Apr 3, 2017

Turkey: Where now in the fight for democracy?

On 24 April, one week after the Turkish referendum, Erkin Erdogan, the co-speaker of HDP-HDK Berlin-Brandenburg, will address the monthly meeting of Die LINKE Berlin Internationals about the results and what Turkish citizens and the world can expect from Erdogan’s government in the future.

More information here.

On 16 April, voters in Turkey voted in a referendum to determine whether their government will change to a complete presidential system, in which current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will gain far-reaching powers in all areas of government.


The Coalition Berlin unconditionally supports a free, democratic Turkey, and thus supports the Turkish “No” campaign, or in Turkish “Hayir.” We encourage people to vote NO in the referendum!


As of 17 April, unofficial results showed that Erdogan’s “Yes” campaign had prevailed, albeit by a slim margin. Some international press on the results, and what Turkish citizens — and the world — might expect now from a newly empowered administration.


Erdoğan clinches victory in Turkish constitutional referendum (Guardian, UK)

Erdoğan ist ein kümmerlicher Sieger (Süddeutsche Zeitung, DE)

RIP Turkey, 1921 – 2017 (Foreign Policy, USA)

Main opposition calls on top election board to annul the referendum (Hurriyet Daily News (English)







#HAYIR Hepimiz Kazanalım - Berlin

Herkesin eşit haklara sahip olduğu, kendi istediği şekilde yaşayabileceği, barış içinde, renkli ve herkesin birbirine destek olabileceği bir yaşam için „HAYIR!“„NEIN“ für ein solidarisches, vielfältiges, selbstbestimmtes, friedliches und gleichberechtigtes Leben.

Posted by HDK / HDP Berlin on Dienstag, 28. März 2017

For further information, please visit the following sites:

Hayir Platformu (Turkish)

as well as

Turkish Referendum “No” campaign: Information in English, German and Turkish

Activists from The Coalition work with Turkish and Kurdish campaigners mobilizing for the “#Hayir/#No” vote one a sunny day in Kreuzberg. Want to help out? Send us an email.