The Guilfordian

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports rewriting the national constitution. His proposal would reorganize the existing legislative body and change the election system to “direct and secret vote” by this new body according to Al Jazeera. These changes were announced at a Caracas...

Turkish referendum offers power to the president

Turkish referendum offers power to the president

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

April 28, 2017

While half the country is singing praises of the president, the other half is shouting for a revolution. On April 16, a national referendum passed, giving Turkish President Recep Erdogan more power than any president in Turkey’s history. “God willing, these results will be the beginning of...

Turkey faces major difficulties after coup attempt

Turkey faces major difficulties after coup attempt

Abe Kenmore, Social Justice and Diversity Coordinator

September 29, 2016

Turkey made headlines this summer when a failed coup attempt was quickly put down. The coup has proved just one of many issues facing an increasingly polarized government this year. Much of the controversy in Turkey today revolves around President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who, well before the coup,...