Turkey needs new constitution - parliament speaker
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A new Constitution is a necessity for Turkey, said the chairman of the Grand National Assembly (parliament) of Turkey Cemil Cicek, the channel Kanal7 reported Jan.14.
He said that there are many problems in Turkey associated with the country's Constitution.
The current Constitution does not meet modern requirements of Turkey, Cicek said.
Earlier, Turkey's Justice Minister, Bekir Bozdag said that Turkey needs a democratic constitution. Bozdag said that despite the changes in over 100 paragraphs of Turkey's current constitution, the government was not able 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 needed for Turkey's democratization.
Davutoglu said the new government's aim would be preparing a democratic constitution.
In late October 2011, former Prime Minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to leaders of the opposition Republican People's Party and the Nationalist Movement Party with a call to take part in the negotiations for the preparation of the new Constitution.
Erdogan also said earlier that Turkey needs a new Constitution.
Edited by CN
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