STRASBOURG: European human rights agreements will form the basis of Turkey´s new constitution, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.
Davutoglu made the comment in response to a question at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Europe´s leading human rights organisation.
Last week the European Parliament approved its annual “progress report” on Turkey, a candidate for EU membership, that criticised Ankara´s record on rights and press freedom.
Davutoglu´s ruling AK Party is pushing for a new constitution to replace the existing charter, which dates back to the period after a 1980 military coup.
Critics fear a new constitution could concentrate too much power in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan.
Courtesy : TheNews