Azerbaijan, Baku, October 19 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
Politicians will be able to campaign in the Azerbaijani language during the elections within the package of measures for democratization adopted in Turkey, Anadolu agency reported today.
According to the report, along with the Azerbaijani language, agitation can be held in 36 languages in Turkey.
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 democratization was ambiguously perceived by Turkish opposition. In particular, Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli said that the package of measures does not take into account the rights of the Turkish people,and it is detrimental to the interests of the people and contrary to the public interest.