Erdogan sees in a new Turkish Constitution the “perfect gift” to celebrate the centenary of the republic in 2023


The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asserted this Friday that a new Constitution for the country would be the “perfect gift” for the Turkish people for the centenary of the founding of the republic, which will take place in 2023.

During a speech before Parliament, the president has urged all political parties to “collaborate” for the creation of a new Magna Carta for the country, according to information from the newspaper ‘Hurriyet’.

“If possible, this new Constitution will be drawn up with the consensus of all parties in Parliament. That would be the best gift you could give our country in 2023,” he asserted.

Erdogan has thus outlined his political, social and economic vision for Turkey, and stressed that his government will try to establish a policy of “green revolution” to tackle climate problems.

In this sense, he has confirmed that his Justice and Development Party (AKP) is already drafting a draft for the new Magna Carta. “The final decision falls on Parliament,” he recalled before expressing his hope that Parliament “will carry out the reform.”

For the president, the Turkish Parliament will play an important role in “shaping the global and regional order” for the next century, which is why he has called for unity to achieve “common goals”.

“We have to achieve a joint vision and put aside our political differences. There is no other Turkey or another future for us. We must not forget the importance of advancing without divisions, we cannot become stronger by dividing ourselves,” he assured. Furthermore, he has stressed that Turkey cannot “move on if its people are divided.”


Erdogan has insisted in turn that his government has managed to resolve all aspects of the Kurdish question and has stated that it will not allow “those who seek to abuse this issue” will not succeed.

Thus, he pointed out that the protests of the mothers of “those children who have been kidnapped by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have shown the true face of the terrorist organization and its political affiliations.”

“Turkey has managed to avoid the establishment of two terrorist corridors on the borders of the southern zone,” he has qualified while criticizing the United States for supporting the Kurdish-Syrian militia of the Syrian People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against Islamic State.

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