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Turkey’s Erdogan: Debated constitutional changes end separation of powers and this is a great gain, not a loss

Erdogan now openly saying: Power of legislation, executive power and judiciary…

 

President Erdogan; “Re-determination of relationship among legislation, executive power, and judiciary is not a loss but a gain.”

President Erdogan spoke to the Association of Judicial Unity (Yargıda Birlik), and he said to know people very well who are confessors within the scope of coup attempt investigation and that he spoke with them one on one. Erdogan “I know some of those arrested people very well and they come forward as confessors, but let me tell you, they are not truthful, they are playing and this is the most dangerous thing. There were times that I met with them one on one when I was Prime Minister. It is very different what they tell as confessors and what they told me then. We should not be deceived by this game” said.

“The Necessity of Gathering All Powers in One”

The new constitution rearranges power of legislation, executive power and judiciary. The first round of completed talks in the parliament re-establishes the link among constitutional amendments, legislative, executive, and judicial powers. They should be tied to one power although they appear to be different powers on paper. When we look back at times of political conflicts, we see there were conflicts between these powers. It is not a loss, but a great gain, that redefines the relations between legislative, executive and judicial powers with a democratic understanding”

“There is nothing wrong with being a president who is a representative of national’s will instead of tutelage” Erdogan said.

Translated by Oznur Kaya

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