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Pro-government columnist: ”a lax form of separation of powers is the most accurate solution for Turkey”

 “In Turkey, it is essential that the elected governments have large control over legislation”

 

In his column on January 11, 2017 titled ”a lax form of separation of powers is the most accurate solution for Turkey”, in the pro-government Sabah, referring to the constitutional changes that is currently being debated in the parliament, Rasim Ozan Kütahyalı suggested that “a strict form of separation of powers would give leeway to bureaucratic guardianship on the regime again, hence a lax form of separation of powers is the ideal model for Turkey at this time.”
In his column, Kütahyalı argued that the government, as the executive branch, needed solid support from legislative branch, (citing Professor Atilla Yayla’s point), and this was the key in the scramble with the bureaucratic guardianship:

 

“Therefore, Turkey cannot move to a strict form of separation of powers in the short run another issue that mandates this suggestion is the combat with FETÖ. Due to the Article 657 of the Civil Servants Law, bureaucracy is more protected in Turkey than it should have been in a democracy. Currently it allows various groups with secret agendas to covertly target bureaucracy. For these reasons, the constitutional changes to lax separation of powers is a right step taken”

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