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PACE fears legitimacy of Turkish referendum, constitution due to restrictions on freedoms

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee expressed concern in a statement on Thursday about the content of proposed constitutional...

HRW says president aiming for one-man rule, calls on Parliament to reject system change

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a statement on Wednesday saying that by means of changes to the constitution proposed in the Turkish Parliament, President...

Parliament to vote last 2 articles of constitutional amendment proposal

After approving five articles on Saturday alone, the Turkish Parliament will on Sunday debate the last two articles of a proposed constitutional amendment that...

Parliament approves article expanding executive powers of president

The Turkish Parliament on Friday passed three more articles of a constitutional amendment package, one of which significantly expands the powers of the president. Articles...

Former Supreme Court head says constitutional amendment brings concentration of powers

The former president of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals (Yargıtay), Professor Sami Selçuk, wrote in an op-ed that a constitutional amendment package that is...

Deputy PM suggests ‘open vote,’ opposition hopes amendment expanding Erdoğan’s powers will fail

As Parliament started debates on Monday on a constitutional amendment that will change the system of governance in Turkey, the deputy prime minister argued...

Turkey approves constitutional amendments vesting enormous powers in president

The parliamentary Constitution Commission has approved amendments to the Turkish Constitution proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that pave the way...

Reactions emerge against new constitution over fear of one-man rule

Following an agreement on Monday by Parliament's Constitution Commission on the first two articles of a new constitution, critics started voicing concern over one-man...

AKP, MHP ignoring Constitution Commission rules angers CHP

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Bülent Tezcan and parliamentary group chair Engin Altay said on Sunday that a draft constitution prepared...

Prime minister: Government to finalize constitutional amendment

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Tuesday that his party is finalizing a constitutional amendment that would introduce an executive presidency, long a...

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