Turkish government mulls new charter pact with BDP

Turkish government mulls new charter pact with BDP

 

The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) deputy chair and Constitution Conciliation Commission member Mustafa Şentop listed the three options ahead them in the process of forming the new charter, including options in alliance with the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) only.

According to Şentop, if a consensus is not reached in the commission, the AKP would submit its own proposal to Parliament and search for ways to form the new Constitution with a new partner in Parliament. This partner would possibly be the BDP, but the AKP will also propose cooperation to the Republican People’s Party (CHP), as well. In order for the new Constitution to pass through Parliament, 330 seats must vote affirmatively.