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PM: Political parties of Turkey to change the Constitution
11:34, 26 July 2016
PM: Political parties of Turkey to change the Constitution

Little known on the substance of the amendments

11:34, 26 July 2016

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Political parties of Turkey have come to a consensus on the need for constitutional changes. 

See also: Meeting of Erdogan with political party leaders

"The purpose and the responsibility of all parties is to create a draft of a new constitution after the coup attempt and to save the country from the Constitution inherited from the previous coup. Earlier we agreed on 59-60 items, but continuation never followed. Now the parties have shared vision on the introduction of a limited package of amendments to the Constitution, "- said the Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, reports AFP.

Little known on the substance of the amendments. Yıldırım said only that some armed forces, like policemen and emergency staff will be transferred under the control of civilian ministries.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan insists on the introduction of a presidential system in Turkey instead of the parliamentary, existing in the country since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923. He proposes to hold a referendum on a new constitution and the transition to a presidential system of government. The opposition opposes, accusing Erdogan in attempt to establish individual rule.

See also: Turkey to temporarily suspend the European Convention on Human Rights

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