Friday, August 14, 2015
'Advanced Democracy' - Turkey's 'Supreme leader' demands constitution be adapted to his powers.
'Advanced Democracy' - Turkey's 'Supreme leader' demands constitution be adapted to his powers.(HD).
Turkey has witnessed a change in the president’s new role, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Aug. 14, asking that the constitution be updated to recognize his de facto deployment of enhanced powers.
“There is a president with de facto power in the country, not a symbolic one. The president should conduct his duties for the nation directly, but within his authority. Whether one accepts it or not, Turkey’s administrative system has changed. Now, what should be done is to update this de facto situation in the legal framework of the constitution,” Erdoğan said in the Black Sea province of Rize.
The president also said he would continue to attend and speak at collective opening ceremonies for various facilities. “From now on, I’ll be there. You won’t be able to cut my ties with my nation,” he said.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) will meet the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and if the parliament does not go to early elections, then he will seek ways for snap elections, Erdoğan stated. Hmmmm.....'L'Etat c'est moi'. Read the full story here.