Erdogan says Turkey to resume civil constitution works in April

Turkish PM said that the government was thinking of having Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan get involved in the process again.

Erdogan says Turkey to resume civil constitution works in April
The Turkish prime minister said on Friday that the government would launch initiatives for a new civil constitution in April.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that new civil constitution preparations would begin after the local elections on March 29.

"We will resume our civil constitution works after the elections," he told reporters.

Erdogan said it was necessary to reach a compromise among political parties for a constitutional amendment, and the government would seek compromise with other parties as of April.

The prime minister said that the government was thinking of having Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan get involved in the process again.

In September 2008, Toptan sent a letter to chairmen of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and the Democratic Society Party (DTP) and proposed to set up four separate committees to debate constitution, parliamentary by-laws, European Union (EU) adjustment regulation, and some other important laws.

Also in December 2008, Toptan said he would call on the above mentioned parties represented at the parliament for a parliament session for a constitutional reform after the local elections in March.

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