ARTE Re: Erdoğan’s referendum – the path to dictatorship?

ARTE, 2017, 30 min.

On 16 April 2017, the Turkish people will decide whether to introduce a presidential system designed to further extend the powers of President Erdoğan. Arte Re: Erdoğan’s referendum – the path to dictatorship? shows how this referendum is dividing the entire nation.

In Istanbul, we meet representatives of both sides: on the one hand, the cartoonist Ipek Özsüslü (32), who continues to take a stand against Erdoğan and his values in her satirical magazine; on the other hand, the AKP youth worker Taha Kurt (30), who considers the President to be like a caring older brother in a strong Turkish family, and who is hoping for his victory.

Director: Sabine Küper-Büsch
Producer: Nadja Frenz
Content editor: Kathrin Bronnert
Executive producers: Sandra Maischberger, Matthias Martens