Turkey’s Constitutional Reform: A Review of Constitutional History, Current Parliamentary System and Proposed Presidential System

    TRT World Research Centre’s report on the constitutional amendment explains what the proposed changes mean for the country’s political future. Discussed in the light of previous referenda, the report illustrates debates around the shift to a presidential system.

    This document presents an overview of the historical background surrounding the debate over the presidential system. Topics include: the parliamentary crisis experienced over the years, details of the proposed changes to the constitution, main arguments of both opponents and proponents, and contextualisation of the major issues for discussion within the political arena and across Turkish society. The publication illuminates the major implications of the constitutional amendment, both domestically and internationally. The PDF version of the publication is available.

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