- On Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in the country's constitutional referendum
- Frida Ghitis: Erdogan's victory will lead to a state that is less democratic and more bitterly divided than ever
Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review, and a former CNN producer and correspondent. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever.