Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish citizens aged at least 18 will be able to run for an MP, TRT Haber news channel cited Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying on Sept. 26.
Davutoglu said the issue of reducing the age limit for participation in the parliamentary election from 25 to 18 will be included in the agenda of the parliament.
He stressed that the Turkish youth has the right to be elected to the parliament at the age of 18.
The Election Code of Turkey sets the minimum age for running for the MP seat at 25.
Previously, this limit was set at 30, but it was reduced to 25 on Oct. 13, 2006 by the Turkish parliament.