In Türkiye, president announces parliament will begin drafting new constitution in October
6 September 2023
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (photo credit: Adem Altan via AFP/Getty Images)
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the Turkish Parliament will start working on a new constitution when it returns from summer break in October. [...] The proposed changes focus on the topics of freedom, the right to security, the right to a fair trial, freedom of speech as well as the rights of women and the disabled. The enhancement of these rights and liberties has seen setbacks in the bureaucracy that have prevented these rights and liberties from being implemented properly. The plan has been prepared in accordance with the observations and reports of the international mechanisms that monitor human rights in cooperation with several human rights groups. Some of the other principles of the plan are human dignity, as the essence of all rights, under the active protection of the law; the equal, impartial and honest provision of public services to everyone; the rule of law shall be fortified in all areas as a safeguard for rights and freedoms, and no one may be deprived of liberty due to criticism or expression of thought. Erdoğan also said Türkiye strives for a solution based on the demographic realities of Syria's territorial integrity as he said influential regional actors should do the same.
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