Turkey's Erdoan says new constitution should be priority for parliament

(MENAFN- The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkey's parliament should prioritise discussions on a new constitution PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoansaid on Nov. 4 in his first major speech since the ruling AK Party won back its majority in a snap election at the weekend.

Speaking in the capital Erdoan said Prime MinisterAhmet Davutoluwould consult opposition leaders on rewriting the constitution. If those negotiations failed Erdoan said he would back a decision to consult the electorate on the issue.

Erdoan has repeatedly made clear his desire for a constitutional change to usher in an executive presidency and give him greater power.

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