How does Turkey's current constitution compare with proposed changes?

Turkey will vote on a constitutional reform on April 16. Here’s what the current constitution says—and the 18 proposed amendments that might change how it looks.

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

The AK Party proposed an amendment to 18 articles of the current constitution, moving it towards a presidential system.

Updated Apr 14, 2017

On April 16, Turkey is heading to the polls to vote on the amendments proposed to its constitution.

The governing AK Party and the nationalist opposition MHP believe the changes are necessary for a economically and politically stable Turkey.

Other opposition parties, the CHP and HDP, say the changes will undermine checks and balances by making the executive branch too powerful. 

Here is a comparison between the two: