Turkish govt says a team will begin new constitution efforts in Oct.

Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Saturday that a team, including himself, would begin efforts to make a new constitution after parliament re-opened on October 1.

Turkish govt says a team will begin new constitution efforts in Oct.

Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Saturday that a team, including himself, would begin efforts to make a new constitution after parliament re-opened on October 1.

Bulent Arinc said the team would start holding talks with other political parties, and the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party would join a constitutional harmony committee if such a committee was set up at the parliament.

"If we set up such a committee, every one can express his/her views about the method and content, and we want to re-write the constitution in this legislative term," Arinc said during a fast-breaking dinner in the northwestern province of Bursa.

On economy, Arinc said the economy management, including the government, Central Bank, economic committees, and all other concerned economic institutions, were taking all measures to prevent Turkey from being affected by recent developments in world economies.

Later, speaking to private CNN Turk channel, Arinc said some were criticizing AK Party government, which had been ruling the country on its own for three terms, of "becoming more powerful against the army" was not an accurate criticism.

Arinc said citizens were not worried about civilian politics becoming stronger.

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