The Turkish government envisages amendments to 22 articles of the Constitution.
The bill includes amendments to 22 articles of the constitution_ the articles 10, 20, 23, 41, 53, 69, 74, 84, 94, 125, 128, 129, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 156 and 159.
The bill also envisions abolishing the provisional article 15 of the constitution which does not allow trial of the members of the Council of National Security formed after the military intervention on September 12, 1980.
According to the bill, military personnel can be tried by civilian courts on charges of crimes they commit against security of the state and the constitutional order.
Civilians can be tried by military courts only during war time.
The bill says the Constitutional Court of Turkey will be comprised of 19 permanent members, and the Turkish parliament shall elect members to the court.
Actually, the court consists of 11 permanent and four associate members.
Also, lawsuits can be filed against the decisions of the Supreme Military Council (YAS).
According to the bill, the Constitutional Court cannot end deputyships in political party closure cases.
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