MADRID, 4 (EUROPA PRESS)
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), an ally of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, presented its proposal for a new Constitution in the country on Tuesday, in line with the president’s call to promulgate a new Magna Carta in 2022.
“The preparations for our constitutional proposal, of one hundred articles and under the name of ‘New Constitution with one hundred articles’, have been completed,” said the leader of the ultra-nationalist MHP, Devlet Bahceli, as reported by the Turkish state news agency, Anatolia.
Thus, he has defended that “it is a national duty to reach an agreement and prepare a new Constitution”, before adding that the general principles of the State contemplated by the current Constitution are integrated in their exact form in the MHP’s proposal.
These articles refer to the type of State, its characteristics, territorial integrity, languages, flag, anthem and capital, as well as the irrevocable clauses and the duties and objectives of the Turkish State.
Erdogan said in March that the preparation phase of the new Turkish Constitution will begin in mid-2022, although he stressed that the text will be submitted to a referendum for final approval, while stressing that it will be a transparent process.
“Societies in which family values have been weakened or have disappeared cannot maintain their existence only with material resources. We educate the new generations based on our traditional values accumulated over millennia,” he argued.
On April 16, 2017, the Turks went to the polls to validate another constitutional reform, which gave Erdogan, precisely, greater powers within the framework of a presidential reform, something harshly criticized from the opposition.