"PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM DRAFT BILL TO BE PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT"

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Wednesday that his government would bring a draft bill to parliament on Turkey's transition to a presidential system. “We will bring our legislative proposal to the parliament in a short time,” Yıldırım said at a meeting with his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's provincial heads in Ankara.

He said the proposal will be taken to a referendum after passing through the parliament. “We will take it to our nation for their final approval,” he added. Turkey's transition to a presidential system has become a long-discussed issue in the country's political arena.

The government believes that the presidential system will remove many obstacles and ease the system that could allow Turkey's rapid development. While speaking on Turkey's fight against terrorism, Prime Minister Yıldırım said they would not give up on justice.

He reiterated that the fight against the outlawed Fetullah Terrorists Organization (FETÖ) and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) terror group would be continued with full determination. “We are striking the heaviest blow to the PKK since the past 30 years,” he said, adding that the power of the organization in rural areas has almost vanished due to an intensive operation by Turkey's security forces.

Turkish premier vowed that none of the terror group could stand against Turkey's economic and political development. “Our people are with their homeland, their nation and their state,” he explained. “We will continue our struggle together with our brave nation,” Turkish PM added.