Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey needs a new constitution that meets all requirements of the country, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan was quoted March 13 by Turkish TRT Haber TV channel as saying.
He said that the experience of European countries may be useful for the adoption of the new Constitution.
Babacan said that this issue will be a priority after the parliamentary election in case of victory of the ruling Justice and Development Party.
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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