Noticias

Adopting presidential system to be top structural reform: PM Yıldırım

17 Oct 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The adoption of a presidential system in Turkey will be a “key structural reform,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has argued, saying the system was needed for lasting stability, continued development, growth, strong government, national unity and brotherhood across the country.

Turkey’s main opposition divided over lifting of MPs’ immunities

15 Abr 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Cracks have emerged within the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) over a decision to lend support to a government proposal on a provisional change in the constitution that would allow parliament to lift the immunities of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers and others for one time only.

US human rights report slams Turkey over freedoms, justice system and security

14 Abr 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released annually by the U.S. State Department, has provided a snapshot of the deteriorating human rights environment in Turkey, stressing that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government’s interference with freedom of expression, arbitrary application of laws and inadequate protection of civilians in the country’s southeast pose great threats to civil rights and liberties. 

CHP, HDP demand redefinition of charter panel mandate

12 Feb 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

The mandate of the parliamentary panel tasked with rewriting the constitution should also include an overall democratization process for Turkey, two of the country’s opposition parties have said. 

“The demand to redefine the mandate of the commission is our joint demand with the CHP [Republican People’s Party]. The commission should not only be tasked to re-write the constitution but to initiate a comprehensive democratization process and to become part of these efforts,” Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Mithat Sancar, a member of the panel, told reporters late Feb. 10. 

Electing both president and PM ‘unsustainable’: Erdoğan

29 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

The current parliamentary system in Turkey is out of date and the existing situation, in which both the prime minister and president are elected by the people, is unsustainable, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated, emphasizing his wish to hold a referendum over a new constitution and a transition to a presidential system while calling on civil society organizations and media to launch a grassroots campaign to this aim.

Turkish deputy PM rules out early election talk

22 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has dismissed hearsay suggesting it intended to hold a new snap election, while arguing that such a move would sabotage the potential offered by “four years of uninterrupted service.”

Comments by Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş on Jan. 20 followed reports claiming the AKP would initiate an early election if it failed to gain support from the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on constitutional amendments which would pave the way for the country’s transition into a presidential system.

Kılıçdaroğlu re-elected as CHP eyes new era with new faces

18 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was re-elected as chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) for his fourth consecutive term at his the party’s convention over the weekend, saying he aimed to renew the CHP’s management with “more new and young faces.” 

Kılıçdaroğlu received the votes of 990 delegates out of 1,238, running alone as his sole contender İzmir deputy Mustafa Balbay failed to garner the required number of signatures to be a candidate. 

Turquía detiene a 22 académicos por criticar la política del Gobierno

15 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
El País

La policía turca ha detenido a 22 académicos –y busca a otros 5 más- a los que se acusa de “propaganda terrorista” por firmar un manifiesto crítico con la política del Gobierno en el sudeste kurdo del país. Además, la justicia ha iniciado una investigación criminal sobre otros 130 por el mismo motivo y los centros educativos han abierto expedientes a decenas de profesores que habían incluido su nombre en la lista de firmantes.

MHP names members for charter panel with hopes of strengthening parliamentary system

13 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has named three lawmakers to represent the party in a parliamentary commission to be tasked with drafting a new constitution, with party leader Devlet Bahçeli underlining their aspirations of strengthening the current parliamentary system.

But Parliamentary Speaker İsmail Kahraman voiced his support for a transition from the current parliamentary system to a presidential system. 

We had no media support during elections: HDP

11 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

The leader of the Kurdish-problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said the party had no support from media organizations during the run-up periods of both June and November 2015 parliamentary elections, daily Hürriyet has reported.

“We never got positive support from any media organizations on June 7 nor Nov. 1, including the Doğan Media Group. There was not any agreement and relationship built upon mutual interest,” said HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş on Jan. 10, speaking at his party’s city conference at a wedding hall in Istanbul’s Çağlayan neighborhood.

President Erdoğan says press freedom not unlimited

10 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Todays Zaman

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a statement on Friday to mark Working Journalists Day and said a country’s democracy is as strong as the extent to which its media and journalists are free to do their jobs, but added that exercising that the ability to exercise that freedom should not be construed as constituting exemption from responsibilities.

Turkey’s parliament speaker preparing for new charter talks

08 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Turkish Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman said on Jan. 8 he would head the conciliation commission and send letters to party leaders, foreseeing that a new constitution would likely be issued.

“I will head the conciliation commission and the commission will determine its working principles itself. I think that a new constitution will be issued,” said Kahraman during a press conference, adding he would send letters to the leaders of all four parties in the Turkish parliament.

Ball in parliament’s court on new constitution: Turkish PM

06 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and two other opposition parties have reached a consensus on a number of key issues necessary to produce a new constitution and now parliament is responsible for moving the process forward, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stated on Dec. 6.

“I think six months will be enough [to write a new constitution] when the current acquis on the matter is also considered,” Davutoğlu told press members. 

Turkish president proposes ‘conference call’ with stakeholders for new constitution

01 Ene 2016
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a quest to find new ways to create a new constitution, has proposed “conference calls” with as many people as possible to provide a strong ground for “societal agreement.”

Speaking at a press conference after his Istanbul arrival from an official visit to Saudi Arabia late Dec. 31, Erdoğan was asked to elaborate on his earlier remarks concerning “conference calls.”

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