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On constitution, CHP positive on process, uncertain of outcome

May 15, 2012 | On constitution, CHP positive on process, uncertain of outcome için yorumlar kapalı

Turkey’s main opposition party worries the country could adopt a new constitution through a referendum, regardless of whether or not the four political parties represented in parliament can reach a consensus.

After a six-month preparatory process, the 12 members of the Constitutional Reconciliation Committee (CRC) started to draft a new civilian constitution on May 1st. This historic parliamentary committee is composed of three deputies from each elected party — AKP, CHP, MHP and BDP.

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Despite regional threats, Turkey blocks Israel at NATO

May 2, 2012 | Despite regional threats, Turkey blocks Israel at NATO için yorumlar kapalı

While Turkey will block Israel’s attendance at the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago, some commentators argue the two countries should mend fences as they face a number of common security challenges in the Middle East.

Israel has not been invited to the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago, a decision attributed to Turkey’s move to block Israel’s attendance.

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