TURKISH PM DENIES CLAIMS OF MOVE TO FEDERAL SYSTEM AFTER REFERENDUM

Ankara, – Turkey will not move towards a federal system after the upcoming referendum and the country’s unitary state structure will remain in place, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said according to Anadolu Agency.

Speaking on Friday at a meeting with representatives of non-governmental organizations in Ankara, Yildirim vowed to resign from all positions he holds if any article in the proposed constitutional reforms ends up in such a system.

“If there is any article on the federal system or move towards a federal system in this proposed constitution, I will resign from my Justice and Development party leadership and Prime Ministry, today, immediately,” the he said.

“Unitary state structure, one state, one nation, one flag and one homeland, are irreplaceable principals for us,” he added.

The prime minister’s remarks come after Devlet Bahceli, the leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), voiced concern over allegations the government plans to move the country towards a federal system after the referendum. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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