Panels start working on coups and charter
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Representatives from the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey deliver Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek (C) their wide-range study on new charter. AA photoThe writing process of the new Turkish Constitution officially began yesterday in the second stage of the constitution-making process, with each political party pressing for its own priorities.
“A productive and positive process has been launched,” Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek told reporters after the Constitution Conciliation Commission meeting. “We hope we are making a good start.” On the first day of the process, the commission decided to establish a sub-commission, in which the principles of the writing process will be set. (Full report: Charter drafting begins with rights and freedoms)
Meanwhile, the ruling Justice and Development Party has quashed suggestions that the so-called “e-memorandum” of 2007 be designated among the issues of inquiry for the parliamentary commission tasked with investigating military interventions, the Daily News has learned. (Full report: Ruling party ops to skip 'e-memo' in coup inquiry)