Public opinion to be asked in Turkey's environmental projects

As part of the new regulation, the government will hold referendums to ask the public for ideas before launching a project that involves the environment, if the political parties reach an agreement on a draft article.

Public opinion to be asked in Turkey's environmental projects

World Bulletin/News Desk

The parliamentary Reconciliation Commission, which is working to draft a new constitution with four political parties, has announced that the government may hold a referendum to ask the public's opinion on environmental projects if the political parties reach an agreement on a draft article.

The draft article, named Environment Rights, introduces a new regulation that aims to increase citizens' responsibility to protect the environment and prevent pollution. As part of the new regulation, the government will hold referendums to ask the public for ideas before launching a project that involves the environment.

The Constitutional Reconciliation Commission has so far reached consensus on 48 articles of a draft constitution. It met for the first time in October 2011 and started gathering ideas from various segments of society pertaining to their demands for the country's new constitution.

As a result of this input, however, it only managed to begin drafting the articles in May of last year. The commission members differ greatly in their opinion on many topics, an issue that has made it difficult for them to complete the draft.

Last Mod: 31 Temmuz 2013, 10:56
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