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The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey

Law Amending Articles 67, 75, 175 and Abolishing Article 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey as Law No: 2709 dated 7 November 1982.

Law No. 3361
Date: 17 May 1987

ARTICLE 1. Clause 3 of Article 67 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey has ben amended as follows:

All Turkish citizens entering the age of 20 in the year of election and referendum shall have the right to vote in elections and take part in a referendum, the months and days of the age not taken into account.

ARTICLE 2. Article 75 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey has been amended as follows:

The Turkish Grand National Assembly shall be composed of four hundred and fifty deputies elected by universal suffrage by the nation.

ARTICLE 3. Article 175 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey has been amended as follows:

Amendment of the Constitution, Participation in Elections and Referendum:

The constitutional amendment shall be proposed in writing by at lest one-third of the total number of members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Proposals to amend the Constitution shall be debated twice in the plenary session. The adoption of a proposal for an amendment shall require a three-fifths majority of the total number of members of the Assembly by a secret ballot.

The consideration and adopting of proposals for the amendment of the Constitution shall be subject to the provisions governing the consideration and adoption of legislation, with the exception of the conditions set forth in this article.

The President of the Republic may refer the laws related to the Constitutional amendments for further consideration. If the Assembly adopts the draft law referred by the President by a two-thirds majority, the President may submit the law to referendum.

If a law is adopted by a three-fifths or less than two-thirds majority of the total number of votes of the Assembly and is not referred by the President for further consideration, it will be published in the Official Gazette and shall be submitted to referendum.

A law on the Constitutional amendment adopted by a two-thirds majority of the total number of members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly directly or if referred by the President for further consideration, or its articles as considered necessary may be submitted to a referendum by the President. Laws or related articles of the Constitutional amendment not submitted to referendum shall be promulgated in the Official Gazette.

Laws related to Constitutional amendment which are submitted to referendum shall require the approval of more than half of the valid votes casted.

The Turkish Grand National Assembly, in adopting the laws related to the Constitutional amendment, shall also decide on which provisions shall be submitted to referendum together and which shall be submitted individually.

Every measure including fines shall be taken to secure participation in referenda, general, by- and local elections.

ARTICLE 4. Provisional Article 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey has been abolished.

This provision shall go into effect upon approval by a referendum which will be held according to the provisions of Article 175 as revised by law.

Validity:

ARTICLE 5. Article 2 of this Law and the amendment made in Article 75 of the Constitution shall go into effect in the first general election for the Turkish Grand National Assembly to follow. Other provisions shall go into effect upon the promulgation of this Law.


Parts of the Turkish Constitution:
Preamble, Part I, Part II: a, b, c, d, PART III: a, b, c, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Amendment 1987, Index
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