… as AKP and MHP dominated nationalist bloc is changing the Parliamentary system in the context of an intense major media blackout….
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Ali Şeker on Jan. 9 aired a parliamentary debate on constitutional amendments live through a system he set up at the General Assembly, after parliament’s decision not to allow broadcast of the session
A proposed constitutional amendment would expand the authority of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and possibly allow him to serve until 2029.
Negotiations on the articles of the constitutional amendment package have begun with 338 affirmative votes. No action was taken by the parliamentary speaker concerning AKP deputies who disobeyed secret ballot orders.
Some CHP MPs have been wounded during police attack against those who were protesting new constitutional draft that prescribes “Presidential system” and expansion in President’s authorities.