Constitutional history of Turkey

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Over the centuries, Turkey has had many constitutions and can be characterized by the steady establishment of a nation-state, democratization and recognition of international law.

The Turkish constitution was ratified in 1921, revised in 1924, 1961, and finally in 1982, revised in 2010. A proposal for yet another constitution is being discussed, to allow Turkey to comply with EU accession political criteria.[1][2]


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  1. ^ "Draft proposal" (in Turkish). 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ Yavuz, Ercan (2008-01-01). "New constitution to dominate 2008". Zaman. Retrieved 2008-01-01.