Turkish parliament, which is controlled by Erdogan's party, approved today an amendment to the legislation defining function army, and prevent taken as a pretext for the intervention of the military in politics, and non-parliamentary legislation on the function of the army of "monitors and protects the Turkish Republic" to "defend the Turkish nation against external threat."
The strange thing is that the Turkish Parliament used the word "coup" to justify the amendments and said that the amendment of Article 35, of the domestic law of the Turkish armed forces aimed at the face of potential military coup, said the Anatolia news agency Turkish official, that the Council of the Nation Turkish Grand Assembly (parliament) approved an amendment to the domestic law of the Turkish armed forces, touches Article No. 35 of the law, a material which was coup exploit the pretext that it be given to the army power to save the country from the internal enemy.
Under the Parliament's decision was modified phrase "task of the armed forces is to protect the homeland Turkey and the Turkish Republic of knowledge to the Constitution" to become a "mission of the armed forces is to protect the homeland Turkish threats and external threats, and protection and promotion of the armed forces to achieve the element of deterrence, and carry out the tasks of Foreign Affairs under the decision of the Council of the Nation Turkish Grand, and assistance in achieving world peace. "
The government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Islamic orientation, reduced the influence of the military over reforms strengthened the authority of civilians, which is what makes the amendment symbolic and no more, and already institution army, which was considered itself the protector secular system in the country, that brought down four governments between 1960 and 1997 , comes the parliamentary vote on these amendments after a wave of anti-government protests, the country has witnessed in the month of June, Erdogan described the plot against the democratically elected government.
Referred to it after the events of Egypt launched the Turkish parliament called the coup on the Turkish armed forces, for fear of their coup on the Turkish legal judgment along the lines of the Egyptian experience - according to their face.
For his part, said Mohamed Abbas Nagi, an expert at Al Ahram Center for Strategic Studies, that what happened in Turkey to modify the functions of the army was because of what happened in Egypt, and said that the Turkish system was and still is a supporter of the Islamic regime previously in Egypt, the convergence of ideologies of the ruling party Turkish «justice and development »and the Freedom and Justice Party Egypt, as well as Turkey's desire to repeat the model of the AKP in the entire Arab world as a kind of powers soft in the countries of the Middle East _ as he put it, noting that" perceptions of the Turkish government for the military coup is the perceptions are exaggerated, They are afraid of a military coup there, and thus are trying various ways to close all the doors until the army does not work in politics.
As for the possibility of a confrontation popular in Turkey after the constitutional amendments, Nagy confirmed the likelihood of popular confrontations with the Turkish regime, especially the presence of popular class opposition to the policies of the Freedom Party and the Turkish justice, and demanding the regime's secular Turkish state.
Source: Seventh Day