Panel Discussion on 'Education and Freedoms in New Constitution'

Turkish State Minister Cemil Cicek said on Saturday that nearly half of the fundamental articles of the current constitution had been amended, "we want to build a new constitution beyond revising it.

Panel Discussion on 'Education and Freedoms in New Constitution'
It is not possible to make radical reforms with the current constitution," he added. Taking the floor at the opening of a panel discussion on "Education and Freedoms in the New Constitution," Cicek said all segments of the society stated that Turkey has a constitution problem since 1982 Constitution took effect.

"Current constitution has been amended 12 times. Nearly half of the fundamental articles of the current constitution had been amended," Cicek said and added that the constitution should be prepared through "social compromise".

Cicek asked the vocational organizations to carry out discussions on their related areas in the draft constitution.

Underscoring that the constitution should be amended for a strong economy and advanced democracy, Cicek said, "democratic basis of the arrangement is strong as 85 percent of the society is represented in the Parliament."

Cicek said the government was planning to present to public the text of the new constitution as of the first months of 2008.


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