Turkey PM reveals anti-terror action plan

Plan includes 'comprehensive democratic reform', greater powers for local administrations and economic measures

Turkey PM reveals anti-terror action plan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has revealed an action plan aimed at ending terrorism and compensating citizens for their terror-related losses, especially in the southeastern part of the country.

The 10-point plan, announced by Davutoglu in the southeastern province of Mardin on Friday, includes “comprehensive democratic reform”, part of which would be the drafting of a new civilian constitution.

The current charter was written in the wake of the 1980 military coup and there is broad consensus across the political spectrum in Turkey that it needs to be replaced.

The plan also promises wider range of powers for local administrations, while at the same time vowing to prevent their misuse.

“I hereby announce the main components of the 10-pronged action plan based on 10 fundamental principles. The first is the psychological component. During this period, we will unify the conscience and wisdom of the people with the intellect of the state. All differences between the people and the state will be removed, and we will establish an inclusive approach toward the people and create a human-oriented state,” Davutoglu said.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus was quick to point out on Friday that the newly announced plan does not mean additional security measures; instead it is a “rehabilitation process” that entails broad cooperation between government agencies.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Şubat 2016, 14:11