ankara - Turkish voters may probably in the next summer to the polls to express their views on major constitutional changes. Prime Minister Yildirim announced on Thursday that his AK Party next week will send a proposal for a referendum to parliament.
One of the major changes that will be presented is that the president gets more power. In practice, current head of state, Erdogan's presidency already been transformed into the most important position; previously it was primarily a ceremonial function and the prime minister led the government. If the referendum passes and the population agrees with the changes, the presidential system officially.
Parliament is expected little opposition. The AK Party has the majority of seats in hands and Yildirim Thursday enlisted support from the nationalist MHP for the referendum proposal.