Turkey could hold separate referenda on constitution, Presidential system: PM

REUTERS
Published Dec 15, 2015, 2:41 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 6:01 pm IST
Govt would provide peaceful environment for discussions, says Davutoglu.
Ahmet Davutoglu said he would begin talks with the opposition next week on a new constitution and a possible move away from the current parliamentary system. (Photo: AP)
 Ahmet Davutoglu said he would begin talks with the opposition next week on a new constitution and a possible move away from the current parliamentary system. (Photo: AP)

Ankara: Turkey may hold two separate referenda on whether to adopt a new constitution, and a proposed move to an executive presidential system, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday.

Speaking on A Haber TV, Davutoglu said he would begin talks with the opposition next week on a new constitution and a possible move away from the current parliamentary system, and that the government would provide a peaceful environment for discussions.

 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly called for an executive presidency that would give him greater powers, something opposition parties strongly oppose.

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