Turkish constitution

Erdogan beleives Turkey needs new constitution

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke of the need to draft a new and "civilian" constitution for Turkey. During a televised speech following a Cabinet meeting, Erdogan recalled that the country’s last two …

EU parliament sets against Turkish accession

The European Parliament asked for Turkey's European Union accession talks to be suspended if Ankara implements a constitutional overhaul, backed by a referendum in April, which expands the powers of President Recep Tayyip …

Turkey intends to extend state of emergency - media

Turkey intends to extend a nearly nine-month state of emergency after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a key referendum boosting his powers, CNN Turk and NTV television reported. The decision to extend the emergency, …

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

European Union take note of the reported results of the referendum in Turkey on the amendments to the Constitution. "We are awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to …

Turkey to become presidential republic in 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that new executive presidency would likely go into effect after the 2019 election. He told the country is in an important “civilian change”.  …

Erdogan casts vote in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan cast his vote on April 16 for the referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency, Hurriyet Daily News …