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Factual mistakes in BBC article about Turkey's constitutional amendment

Mark Lowen had an article about Turkey’s recent constitutional amendment and the country’s upcoming referendum published on the BBC news website on 10 February 2017.

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What did Turkish president mean by “giving a positive sign to Qandil”?

On 7 February 2017, a news story about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on a referendum that is expected to take place in spring

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Claim: ByLock “commercially available” chat app

On 31 January 2017, an article on the arrest of a Turkish judge suspected of having links to what the Turkish governmen

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Can Turkey’s president dissolve parliament under constitutional reform?

On 24 January 2017, an article on Turkey's constitutional reform bill which is

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What are Turkey's constitutional reform articles?

On 17 January 2017, a constitutional reform bill consisting of 18 articles was presented to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM). The proposed bill includes an amendment in Turkey's governance system.

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Claim: Erdogan to be president until 2034

On 11 January 2017, an article published in the Middle East Eye claimed that running for president for three terms,

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Claim: Turkish government fears granting minorities rights

On 5 January 2017, an article published by Foreign Affairs claimed that the Turkish government was timid about granting its Alevi minority their re

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