Upcoming reforms in Turkey to ban any actions against statehood
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will undergo a number of reforms to ensure the population's security, TRT Haber TV channel quoted the country's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying on Oct.21.
He said the upcoming reforms envisage banning of any actions against the state, as well as the actions threatening the lives of citizens.
Davutoglu added that wearing of special masks during actions will be banned in accordance with the reforms.
Additionally, the use of Molotov cocktail during the protests will be regarded as the use of weapons, according to the prime minister.
"Structural changes will be carried out in Turkey's defense and law enforcement agencies in connection with the withdrawal of the gendarmerie from the country's armed forces," Davutoglu said.
He said new biometric passports will be issued to Turkish citizens from December 2014, adding that citizens will be able to carry out some operations with these biometric passports.
The new biometric passports will not only be used in all state institutions, but also for paying for various services, cash withdrawals at ATMs, as well as use of electronic signatures.
In addition, by presenting a new biometric passport to a police officer, Turkish citizens will be able to give evidence at the scene, and not at the police station.
At the same time citizens will be able to change their surnames by using this biometric passport without going to a court.
Edited by CN