Turkey Aims To Have A New Constitution Without Ethnic Nationalism

TURKEY AIMS TO HAVE A NEW CONSTITUTION WITHOUT ETHNIC NATIONALISM

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10.14.2011 14:16

In Turkey, there are hopes that the new constitution will become a
means of resolving many domestic issues.

Speaking on the importance of the new constitution was Turkish Deputy
Prime Minister Bulent Arınc, who said that the new constitution
might end all crises in the country, reports Anadolu Agency.

There should no longer be any Alevi-Sunni, Turkish-Kurdish,
modern-fundamentalist conflicts from now on. We need to have a model,
good and liberal constitution,” Arınc said in a televised interview
Thursday.

One of the biggest threats to Turkey, he continued, is ethnic
nationalism — thus, he did not want anything that would recall
ethnical nationalism in the new constitution.

A committee set up to prepare Turkey’s new constitution will hold
its first meeting on Oct. 19.

Turkey is currently using the 1982 constitution, which was ratified
by popular referendum during the military junta of 1980-1983. Until
then, Turkey was using a constitution adopted in 1961.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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