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Yıldırım meets MHP leader on constitutional talks

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım meets with MHP leader Bahceli on constitutional talk.  

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli are expected to meet on Dec. 1 to discuss a new constitution that is being drafted with contributions from the latter.

Ruling Justice and Development Party deputy head and spokesperson Yasin Aktay said on Nov. 30 that a document that had been agreed upon might be “announced” at the end of the meeting to be held at the Çankaya mansion.

IT WILL BE CALLED THE PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM

“It is a revision that is concentrated totally on the governance system. It will still be called the presidential [system], and it will continue as a presidential system, but technically it will be a draft that will have necessary changes,” said Aktay.

Before the leaders’ meeting was announced on Nov. 30, a draft that was revised by the AKP members in line with MHP points was sent to the party’s Afyonkarahisar deputy Mehmet Parsak. After working on the AKP’s draft with his party colleagues, Parsak submitted it to Bahçeli.

THIS IS EITHER RIGHT OR WRONG

Parsak, who is steering the talks between the two parties, said they were not gathering around the table with “the logic of Aristotle, who said, ‘This is either right or wrong,’ but with quantum logic that says, ‘Both of these are right, but which one is righter?’”

Parsak also said his party was working neither with the approach of trying to tackle the process, nor with the approach of fixing everything to solve the problem.

Parsak also said all of the clauses were intertwined.

The AKP is seeking support from the MHP in order to win the necessary parliamentary approval draft before taking it to a referendum.

Source: Hurrıyet

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