Turkish Parliament speaker, Ismail Kahraman, has called on the four party leaders to establish a committee to change the 34-year-old constitution, written under the latest military regime of Turkey.
Kahraman's remarks came up during a press conference on Friday, following a broad consensus among the political parties in parliament to work together to change the country’s current constitution.
"I will send letters to the heads of Justice and Development Party [AK Party], Republican People’s Party [CHP], Nationalist Movement Party [MHP] and Peoples' Democratic Party [HDP]," Kahraman said.
The new conciliation committee would have three deputies from each party, similar to its predecessor, Kahraman stated.
In 2013, Turkey’s parliamentary parties formed a commission to rework the constitution which was introduced after the army overthrew the elected government by a military coup on September 12, 1980.
The previous commission could only agree on 60 articles before it was disbanded.
Governing AK Party aims to replace the current parliamentary system with a presidential model under a new constitution. However, opposition parties have repeatedly declared that they support the parliamentary system.