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The Turkish parliament terminates its constitutional amendment


November 27, 2013

The Turkish parliamentary committee for the amendment of the constitution inherited from the Turkish military coup  in 1980 failed its mission, as promised the Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it is expected to cancel the amendment as reported deputes of the party of power

MP in the ruling Justice and Development Ahmed Aiyama, told AFP that "the parliamentary committee responsible for drafting a new constitution did not reach a consensus on an article since four months."

It seems difficult to draft a new constitution before the general elections in 2015.

The President of Parliament Cemil Cicek, intends to withdraw from the committee.
Four political parties represented in the National Assembly through meetings since 2011, try to amend the constitution adopted by the military after the 1980 coup and which has undergone several changes since then.

The Commission is supposed to submit a draft of a new constitution before the presidential and local elections in March and August elections.
But conflicts took place between the members and hindered their work and especially the recognition of the rights of the Kurdish minority and the adoption of a presidential system.



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