Interesting Events of Turkey’s Constitution Referendum

This event experienced in Diyarbakir, Evgani. Chelik family’s baby was born yesterday morning. This family gave a name to baby. Her name is “Evet”(English:Yes). Her father says: “While we sought a name, I thought 16 April Constitution Referendum. We went birth registration office and confirmed “Evet” name. Officer was a shock and surprised. My relatives like this name. Everybody will give “yes” in my family on 16th April 2017. We think, in the future, our child won’t sustain negative effect. This name is commemoratively of the day. Everybody always remembers this name. 

Her mother says: ” I thought this subject first time. When I mentioned to hausband, he reacted positively. We gave this name to baby for Tayyip Erdoğan. In the past, there isn’t  watermain and road but they are available now so we will say “yes” in referendum.


Constitutional Amendment Package of Turkey

12th President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan


AKP government has wanted presidental government system since 2007. Firstly, they changed president’s method of choice and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected president of Turkey by peoples first time in 2014. According to government source, this create an “actual state”. On 2 December 2016, MHP’s leader Devlet Bahçeli explains to support for presidental government system. He think about formalising this “actual state”.

Devlet Bahçeli (MHP) prefers to change parliamentary system

Some important contents anda metarials are here:

  1. All “prime minister” statements will change “president”. There isn’t any “cabinet” statement.
  2. Supreme court of the Turkey’s members assign by president (15 members from 12 directly).
  3. President publishes several enactment.
  4. President will assigns(not elected) unlimited vice presidents.
  5. These vice presidents can use all authorisation of elect-president.
  6. President can abolish the council by himself/herself. The council, too but 600 coucil members from 360 have to vote “abolishing of president”. That is to say, 1 person vis-a-vis 360


Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (CHP) prefers parliamentary system

Turkey experience to hold on referendum one more time. This referendum will probably hold on 9 April 2017

MHP’s opponents members left from right: Ümit Özdağ, Meral Akşener, Sinan Oğan, Koray Aydın. They say “no” this amendment.
Selahattin Demirtaş(HDP) arrested for “promote terrorism” in 2016. His party says “no”.