Turkey's CHP quickly refuses to back govt reform package

Turkey's main secularist opposition party quickly has said that it would not support the government's constitutional amendment package.

Turkey's CHP quickly refuses to back govt reform package

Turkey's main secularist opposition party quickly has said that it would not support the government's constitutional amendment package.

The Turkish government envisages amendments to 22 articles of the Constitution, Anadolu news agency said.

Hakki Suha Okay, deputy group chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), said after meeting with a delegation of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party formed by Turkish State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin and Deputy Group Chairman Bekir Bozdag in Ankara on Monday.

"The delegation informed us on the package. But we have not yet made a detailed study on articles. If the amendment to provisional article 15 is brought to the parliament separately, we will support it. But we will not support the package," he said.

The delegation will pay visits to the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) later in the day about the constitutional amendment package.


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