Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish constitution does not meet modern requirements. Sooner or later, this issue must be resolved, Chairman of the Grand National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey Cemil Cicek said Sept. 27, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported.
"Turkey needs a new constitution," Cicek said.
"Turkey needs a democratic constitution," Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said earlier.
Bozdag said that despite the changes in over 100 paragraphs of Turkey's current constitution, the government was unable to make it more democratic.
Earlier it was reported that following the Turkish presidential election held Aug. 14, the former foreign minister and current prime minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu said a new constitution is required for Turkey's democratization.
Davutoglu said that the preparation of a democratic constitution will be the new government's purpose.