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Turkish Parliament Committee Gives up on New Constitution

A parliamentary commission set up to draft a new constitution for Turkey has failed and will be dissolved, a senior ruling party official said on Monday, scuppering one of the key pledges of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's third term in office. The cross-party panel had been working on replacing the current constitution, a text born of a 1980 coup which, despite numerous revisions, still bears the stamp of military tutelage. “Our parliamentary speaker expressed his view that it...

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