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Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies will be offered courses on the presidential system during a camp in Kızılcahamam in Ankara over the weekend.
The courses will be given by Burhan Kuzu, the head of the parliamentary Constitutional Reconciliation Commission.
Kuzu will explain the system to the AK Party deputies by giving examples from the countries where there is a presidential system such as the United States, France and other countries.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strong supporter of Turkey's switch to a presidential system, recently told his party's deputies to learn about the presidential system in detail.
During the camp, brochures including information about the presidential system will also be delivered to the deputies, who will be asked to explain the system to the general public in an effective way.
Last year, the AK Party submitted a proposal to the parliamentary Constitutional Reconciliation Commission to switch to a presidential system.
The adoption of a presidential system has been a common point of debate in Turkey, with Prime Minister Erdogan frequently bringing the issue to the public's attention. Many speculate that Erdogan hopes to become Turkey's first president in the 2014 elections under a new presidential system as he can't run for prime minister again due to the AK Party's bylaws, which don't allow deputies to run more than three consecutive times.
Another item on the agenda at the AK Party's Kızılcahamam camp will be the new constitution on which representatives from the four political parties represented in Parliament have been working for a while.
AK Party deputy Mehmet Ali Şahin, a member of the parliamentary Constitutional Reconciliation Commission that is drafting the new constitution, will explain to the deputies about the work of the commission. He will also inform deputies about a 104-article draft constitution prepared by the AK Party.
At the end of the camp, Prime Minister Erdogan is expected to meet with AK Party deputies in groups of 20.Last Mod: 03 Mayıs 2013, 10:41