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A new system that preserves the regime

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Parliament has begun debating the constitutional amendments that will usher Turkey into a system of administration that we hope will be a presidential arrangement.

After rowdy scenes at the Parliament Constitutional Commission, the amendments, which amount to changing 18 articles of the Constitution, recently cleared the commission hurdle and is now being debated in the house.

Debate on the amendments prepared by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and revised to a certain extent by the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) started on Monday with the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) trying to stall the parliamentary activities by massing its supporters outside the entrance of Parliament to prevent deputies from getting into the compound. Of course, this failed as the........

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