Again: From 1867 to Today, Making a Constitution Under an Elite Umbrella in Turkey

Öztürk F.

in: Constitutionalism Under Extreme Conditions: Law, Emergency, Exceptions, Richard Albert,Roznai Yaniv, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Chur, pp.345-378, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Chur
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-378
  • Editors: Richard Albert,Roznai Yaniv, Editor
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


Turkey is a country which is rich in culture and history. It is also called one of the few modern states that practices Islam, yet also has an established democratic system. This democracy, however, is flawed due to non-involvement from the masses. The country currently needs a new constitution, which was promised by the government that was re-elected on November 1st, 2015, ever since its rise to power on November 3rd, 2002. It seems that a new constitution which will eliminate the imbalance between state elites such as bureaucrats, high military officers and academics vs. the nation. In conclusion, the author recommends that in any case, that the new constitution should lead to the participation of the public before and after political events which take place in the administration of the country.