Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.11
By Aygun Badalova, Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be willing to do all he can to change the constitution and then change the country's parliamentary system to presidential one, said Turkish analyst Tulin Daloglu, during Trend's This Week in Focus program.
"It is just too early to speculate whether he can do it or not because he does not have that number of seats in the parliament to do that. But you never know," she added.
The Justice and Development Party garnered 49.41 percent of votes in the parliamentary election held in Turkey Nov. 1. Republican People's Party (CHP) gathered 25.38 percent of votes, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 11.93 percent, Democratic People's Party (HDP) - 10.7 percent.
The analyst noted that the Justice and Development Party asked a group of constitutional experts to prepare a new constitution, but the draft constitution has never been presented to the parliament.
Nevertheless, the country's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said after his party's victory that the first thing they will change in the constitution would be the Article 6.5.7 which gives privilege to the state personnel, she said.
Because, they want to clean all the state institutions from the members of the movement of Fethullah Gulen [Islamic public figure currently residing in the US], according to Daloglu.
The ruling party may interpret its victory in the election as the people's support to its foreign policy, because they continue to win consequently and they are the longest-standing government in the history of Turkish Republic, according to the analyst.
"For that reason, I think that they are going to continue the way they are," said Daloglu.
Touching upon the possibility of Turkey's participation in the military operations in Syria, the analyst said that Russia, Iran and the US will not want to see such developments.
"They will definitely object to Turkey's presence in that region," she added.
As for the economic sphere, Daloglu believes that the challenge with Turkey's next government should be able to find ways to bring foreign direct investments into the country again and to help the Turkish business industry to increase the exports and decrease imports.
To learn more about the topic, check out the full episode below.