Turkish minister hints to coop with opposition on constitution

The Turkish deputy PM said that the constitutional amendment was a matter of compromise.

Turkish minister hints to coop with opposition on constitution
The Turkish deputy prime minister said on Sunday that the constitutional amendment was a matter of compromise.

Turkey's State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek said that making a constitutional amendment was a matter of compromise.

"It is numerically possible to adopt a constitutional amendment without the main opposition party, but constitutional amendment is a matter of compromise, not a matter of parliament majority," Cicek told AA correspondent.

Cicek said that the majority could amend the constitution, however tension would begin the other day and it would hurt Turkey.

"Unfortunately the main opposition party has not found a constitutional amendment positive," he said.

Cicek said that if it was impossible to prepare a new constitution with participation of the opposition, then lawmakers could only change some articles related with Turkey's European Union (EU) process.

The Turkish minister said that the parliament could discuss limiting political immunity if the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) responded positively to the call of the parliament speaker.

AA
Last Mod: 15 Şubat 2009, 18:48
Add Comment