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Original name: Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasasinda degisiklik yapilmasina dair kanun.
Name: Act No. 6771 dated 11 February 2017 to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey.
Country: Turkey
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-01-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Resmi Gazette, 2017-02-11, No. 29976 (PDF in Turkish)
ISN: TUR-2017-L-105785
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=105785&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Resmi Gazette, 2017-02-11, No. 29976 PDF in Turkish PDF in Turkish
Official Gazette in Turkish Official Gazette in Turkish Turkey (consulted on 2017-12-27)
Abstract/Citation: Pending the public referendum of Spring 2017, the Act amends the Turkish Consitution as follow:

It amends article 9 by adding the word "impartial" after independant and reads "Judicial power shall be exercised by independent and impartial courts on behalf of the Turkish Nation."
It changes "five hundred fifty" deputies by "six hundred" deputies of article 75.
It amends para 1 of article 76 by replacing the age of being eligible to become a deputy from over 25 to 18 years old; and replaces the sentence "who have not performed compulsory military service" of para 2 with "who have ties to military service".
It amends article 77 "Election term of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and of the President of the Republic" and reads as follow: "Elections for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and for the President of the Republic shall be held on the same day every five years.
A deputy whose term of office expires is eligible for re-election.
If the required majority is not reached in the first ballot of the presidential election, a second ballot shall be held according to the procedure in Article 101."
It amends article 87 regarding the duties and powers of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

It repeals the title of article 98 and amends article 98 relating to the activities of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

It amends article 101 on the nomination and election of the President of the Republic.

It amends article 104 concerning the duties and powers of the President of the Republic; article 105 regarding the President’s criminal liability; article 106 on the Vice Presidents, Acting for the President and Ministers; article 116 on the renewal of elections to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and for the President of the Republic; repeals the title "III. Extraordinary administration procédures" and replaces it by "III. Administration of States of Emergency" and amends article 119; adds a new para to article 142 regarding the formation, duties and powers, functioning and trial procedures of the courts; amends article 161 and its title with "Budget and Final Accounts".

It repeals several provisions: E. Authorization to issue decrees having the force of law; articles 91 (B. Censure), 99 (C. Parliamentary investigation), 100 (B. Election), 102 (G. General Secretariat of the President of the Republic), 107 (II. Council of Ministers), 109 (B. Taking office and vote of confidence), 110 (C. Vote of confidence while in office), 111 (D. Functions and political responsibilities), 112 (E. The formation of ministries, and ministers), 113 (F. Provisional Council of Ministers during élections), 114 (G. Régulations), 115 (2. Declaration of state of emergency because of widespread acts of violence and serious deterioration of public order), 120 (3. Rules regarding the states of emergency), 121 (B. Martial law, mobilization and state of war), 122 (H. Military justice), 145 (D. High Military Court of Appeals), 156 (E. High Military Administrative Court), 157 (B. Debate on the budget), 162 (C. Principles governing budgetary amendments), 163 and 164 (D. Final accounts).

It adds a provisional article 21 regarding the arrangements required to be undertaken by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey after the entry into force of this Act and the amendments made.
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