Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has accused the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and its leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, of “making terror propaganda,” due to a social media post shared by CHP
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has slammed nationalist circles that have launched a campaign against constitutional amendments that will usher in an executive presidential government system in spite of the party leadership’s vigorous support for the change.
Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) will no longer have the power to fine political parties that violate election laws concerning pre-election survey procedures, a decision that drew criticism from opposition parties, which predicts it will lead to an unfair campaign process for the country’s upcoming referendum.
The outcome of the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes will be determined by the undecided, as has been the case in previous elections, according to a prominent pollster.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has just announced that the government’s referendum campaign will officially start on Feb.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Deputy Chair Semih Yalçın has admitted that the party’s base includes people who plan to vote “no” in the upcoming constitutional referendum, as the MHP referred four dissident members to its disciplinary board.
Changes, subject to a referendum, are to expand president's powers as head of executive while abolishing prime ministry.
Turkey's parliament has approved a draft bill that would dramatically expand the president's powers - paving the way for a referendum later this year.
The government insists the proposal to create an executive presidency will ensure more simple, more stable and more effective administration, but critics say it will give the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, more power that is unchecked.
Supporters say the constitutional reform will bring stability, but critics believe it may 'lead to a one-man rule'.
Last December, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) unveiled a raft of constitutional amendments that aim to fundamentally change the way Turkey is governed.
Turkey’s parliament is set to commence two-stage discussions on government-drafted constitutional amendments on Jan. 9 that are set to usher in a major change in the country’s governance system for an executive presidency despite oppositional concerns that it will lead to authoritarian rule.
While the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) plans to finish the discussions on the 18-article constitutional proposal in the general assembly in six days, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), which opposes the proposal, is planning to block the talks.
The constitutional amendment package introducing a shift to a presidential system will be submitted to Turkey’s parliament on Dec.
The political mercury in Turkey is expected to hit record highs in April, when the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) plans to put a crucial constitutional amendment on a referendum. Given the current political and social trends, the electorate is highly likely to approve the amendment and mark Turkey’s transition to an executive presidency regime — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s biggest dream.
The Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has returned to parliamentary work after boycotting it since Nov. 6, HDP spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen has said, adding that the intra-party discussion over the return is continuing.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officially delivered its draft for a new constitution to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Nov.
The first concrete step about the presidential system was taken on Nov. 10 when Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım met with Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli.
Before he met the MHP leader, the PM met with legal experts last weekend and worked on the constitutional draft, finalizing the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) offer on the presidential system.
The government will implement a constitutional change and shift to a presidential system, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, hinting that a meeting with Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on the charter had been positive.
“With the MHP, we will make the constitutional change and realize the presidential system, God willing,” Yıldırım said Nov. 11 in the Black Sea province of Trabzon.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will hold a meeting with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Nov.
Les autorités turques ont accentué leur purge contre les putschistes présumés, étendant au passage leurs filets aux milieux prokurdes.
The AKP proposes a unitary presidential system, the party’s commission head Mustafa Şentop has said, adding that the AKP is working on a two-stage election system in the country