Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 8 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /
A package of measures for democratising Turkey, is aimed at the country's future, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, TRT Haber reported.
According to him, those forces that oppose the package of measures are not interested in democracy in the country.
"The opposition in the country speak with old slogans which contradict common sense," the Prime Minister said.
On Sept. 30, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a new package of measures for the country's democratisation.
According to the new package, all political parties in Turkey will move to a system of two chairmen, that is two will lead the parties.
Moreover, Prime Minister said that during the election campaign, parties may use not only Turkish, but also other languages spoken in the country.
According to the package of measures, a term of imprisonment for crimes motivated by racial hatred will be increased by three years to eliminate inter-ethnic conflict in the country.
The democratisation package also envisages lifting the ban on hijab headscarves in the Turkish state organisations, except for the Armed Forces.
The package of measures for democratisation was not unambiguously perceived by the Turkish opposition. In particular, Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli said the package of measures does not take into account the rights of the Turkish people and is detrimental to the interests of the people and contrary to the public interest.
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