Distorted: Mr. Tharoor who’s writings are mostly speculative about states that are under spotlight takes his shot at Turkey in his text through numerous defamative speculations. Such as, Turkey is moving forward from a parliamentary democracy to a republic led by an immensely powerful president — which his opponents fear will be a de facto dictatorship. And It would also create new presidential term limits allowing Erdogan to remain in office as late as 2029.
Factual: There are better checks and balances in the modern presidential system which is unique to Turkey as it has developed the system that would work for its best. Therefore it will certainly not form a so-called de-facto dictatorship. There are elections for each term in the modern presidential system which means that there is no guarantee for Erdogan to be the president until 2029, as well.