The president of the Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, according to Cumhuriyet, has claimed that there have been two successive coups in Turkey and has accused the AKP government of making a coup against the Turkish constitution. He has declared that following the military coup, the elected government realized a civilian coup.
A critique of Erdogan
Lammert, who is a CDU MP, criticized Erdogan and declared: “it seems like the second coup attempt has been successful.”
A “presidential system” message
Lammert has claimed that Erdogan aimed to increase his powers with the constitutional referendum. He also added that if the changes take place, they will affect the relationship of Europe with Turkey and said:“we will not be looking at things the same way as we are right now”
Translation by Denizalp Goktas