New civilian charter first objective of Century of Türkiye Vision: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has disclosed his ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) ambitious Century of Türkiye Vision, which sets the writing of a new, civilian and democratic constitution, as its first objective, with the aim of placing Türkiye among the top 10 countries through economic and democratic development.

"We want to make a strong beginning to the new century of our republic through our Century of Türkiye Vision. It will be the Turkish people who will best implement this vision," Erdoğan said in his lengthy address at a meeting on Oct. 28 in Ankara's Arena Sports Hall. "Today, a year before the centennial, we are here to make an agreement on our Century of Türkiye Vision. I am sure that this will find its place in the national memory of our country."

Erdoğan unveiled the vision just a day before Türkiye was to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye, stressing the next year's centennial is making the implementation of this vision much more meaningful. He explained his government's achievements in the past 20 years but admitted that there are still things they failed to accomplish.

"On the top of it is our failure in producing a new, civilian, democratic and pro-freedom constitution that will totally eliminate the signs of those who have imposed tutelage over the people's will," Erdoğan said. "This constitution, which is a product of the Sept. 12 coup d'état has long been expired. Therefore, a new constitution that will prevail the will of the people will be the first objective of the Century of Türkiye Vision."

Repeating their determination in bringing about a new charter, Erdoğan said his party will submit a limited constitutional amendment to the parliament next week which will guarantee the...

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