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Turkey’s Islamist Saadet Party, Erdogan’s old party, opposes presidential system without checks and balances

Leader of Saadet Party, Turkey’s Islamist and conservative party, Mr. Temel Karamollaoglu, stated his opposition to a one-man regime saying:“I would be afraid of a presidential system that has no checks and balances. Presidentialism isn’t a solution on its own.”

 

Karamollaoglu declared his party’s opposition to the referendum at a meeting with journalists and authors at Cevahir Otel in Istanbul according to Sendika14.

 

Karamollaoglu said that his party  “doesn’t oppose a switch to a presidential system on principle but insisted for the need for checks and balances. We want a fair order that allows people to easily express their opinion and problems to be heard. I am afraid of presidentialism if the president is not supervised. Presidentialism alone isn’t a solution. Justice should have jurisdiction over the president.”

Turkey is on the edge of bankruptcy and still continues borrowing. Yet, there are no investments being made to pay off these debt.  It is Highways, high-speed trains, bridges, and airports can make a country powerful.”

 

Erdogan visited Mr. Kazan

Karamollaoglu asserted that they will vote “no” on the constitutional change proposal as the discussions about the constitutional changes that would impose a one-man regime were happening in the Parliament. He has claimed that the new changes will lead to the tutelage of the president. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, worried that the Felicity Party’s decision will affect the referendum outcome, visited Sevket Kazan,an important figure in the Felicity Part.

Öznur Kaya

Editör: Denizalp Göktaş

 

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