Presidential spokesperson addresses referendum for presidential system
Presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın at a press conference on Nov. 4, 2015. AA PhotoPresidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın addressed a referendum for a possible change to a powerful presidential system in Turkey.
“In the case of such an important issue, this debate cannot be considered apart from the nation. One would go to a referendum if the mechanism is so,” Kalın told reporters at a press conference on Nov. 4
Kalın stressed that this issue was not a situation about the fate of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, since “he is constitutionally already a powerful, strong leader and has passed onto history.”
The spokesperson stated that the debate on how the system would better work was beneficial for the country.
“A new assessment can be made taking the Nov. 1 elections into consideration,” he said.
In the upcoming months, this discussion would continue gaining momentum in a healthy way, Kalın added.