Fourth judicial reform package to be unveiled soon: Erdoğan
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 21 said the government will submit the fourth judiciary reform package to parliament soon.
They will reveal the package to the public after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) reaches a consensus with its People’s Alliance partner, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Erdoğan said at an opening ceremony for a part of the Northern Marmara Motorway.
“Although there were economic attacks that started with the Gezi events and became a clear threat in August 2018, we did not compromise our work and service policy, despite the efforts to prevent investments and growth,” he stated.
Stressing that Turkey has guaranteed a climate of stability and trust with the executive presidential system, Erdoğan also mentioned their work on a new constitution and said they will present the draft charted to all political parties, the public and civil society as well.
“We will present this preparation to all political parties, the nation and NGOs with the work we have started with the Presidential Alliance, and we will hopefully achieve our new and civil constitution,” he stated.
The MHP recently presented a draft work to the AKP.
Erdoğan earlier had called 2021 the “year of reforms” and pledged that his party would bring about many reforms in the judicial and economy fields. The president had said that he hopes that a new constitutional text can be ready for public debate by 2022, a year before Turkey is due to mark the centenary of the founding of the modern Turkish Republic.
In December 2019, the Turkish Parliament passed the first package of a series of legal reforms as part of an overall strategy to strengthen Turkey’s judicial system and the principle of the rule of law.