In an sudden touch upon Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke of the necessity to draft a brand new and “civilian” structure for Turkey.
Throughout a televised speech following a Cupboard assembly, Erdogan recalled that the nation”s final two constitutions – enacted in 1961 and 1982 – have been drafted following navy coups, and contained “indelible” traces of the “navy tutelage”.
Erdogan stated the brand new structure needs to be a “civilian” one however didn’t elaborate.
“Maybe the time has come for Turkey to debate a brand new structure,” Erdogan stated. “This work should be performed in entrance of the folks and thru the participation of all of their representatives in a clear method, and the textual content that emerges should the offered to the approval of the folks.”
Erdogan added that he would focus on the difficulty together with his get together’s nationalist allies.
“If we attain a standard understanding… with our companions, we may take motion for a brand new structure within the interval forward,” he stated.
In 2018, Turkey transitioned from a parliamentary system to an government presidential system that concentrated most powers within the palms of the president. The transition got here following a referendum that amended a number of articles of the 1982 structure.
Erdogan additionally stated Turkey was constructing a microsatellite launching facility that will quickly start sending Turkish and overseas satellites.
“God prepared, at a not so distant date, we might be launching into area the satellites of our nation and people of our mates from our personal facility,” he stated.