Turkish interior minister does not recognize current constitution
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala has publicly stated that he does not recognize the current Constitution of the country, Haber7 TV channel reported March 6.
However, he did not explain the reasons for making such a statement. Ala just said that as a citizen of the country, he does not recognize the current Constitution.
"Turkey needs a new constitution," Ala said.
Earlier it was reported that the Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, Interior Minister Efkan Ala and the Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications Elvan Lutfi will resign on March 6.
He added that Kenan Ipek would be the justice minister, Sebahattin Ozturk - the interior minister, and Ferudin Bilgin - the minister of transport, maritime and communications.
The resignation of the three government ministers is due to the parliamentary election to be held in Turkey on June 7.
Representatives of 31 political parties will participate in the parliamentary election in Turkey.
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.
follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu
Edited by CN