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US president Donald Trump called to congratulate Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his referendum victory this weekend (April 16). Why have no other Western leaders followed suit? Perhaps because in voting “Yes” on its referendum, Turkey turned back the clock nearly a century—rejecting the trappings of modern democracy for a system that echoes the Ottoman era. Once the new changes take effect, likely in 2019, the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be nearly sultanic.
If you were looking to cast the villain in an urban development battle, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better candidate than Bidzina Ivanishvili. Worth about $5 billion, or a third of Georgia’s gross domestic product, he’s the country’s wealthiest person by a long shot. A former prime minister and the founder of the ruling party, he’s also Georgia’s most powerful figure, infamous for pulling government strings from behind the scenes since leaving politics in late 2013.
One entrepreneur is trying to remake the city as a capital of water technology Milwaukee has faced hard times since the industries that long-defined this Midwest city - brewing, tanning and meatpacking - mostly shut down in the 1970s and 1980s. In the last few decades, the city's middle class has shrunk by more than a third.