Turkey needs new Constitution – president
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey needs a new Constitution, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
He said the parliamentary election to be held in the country on June 7, 2015 would give the impetus needed for adopting a new Constitution, TRT Haber TV channel reported on Feb.4.
Erdogan added that Turkey's current Constitution doesn't meet the country's needs.
Earlier, Turkey's Justice Minister, Bekir Bozdag said that the country needs a new 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.
Moreover, following the Turkish presidential election held on August 14, 2014, Turkey's then Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said a new Constitution is needed for Turkey's democratization.
Davutoglu said the new government would aim to work out a democratic Constitution.
Turkish then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to the leaders of the oppositional Republican People's Party and the Nationalist Movement Party in late October 2011 where he called on them to participate in the talks on working out a new Constitution.
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