Turkish main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has responded to the “new constitution” suggestion by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying that Turkey really needs a new charter but the new offer raises concerns about “strengthening authoritarianism in the country, not democracy.”
“Dictators do not want a democratic constitution based on human rights,” Kılıçdaroğlu told journalist Murat Yetkin from YetkinReport on Feb. 7.
“On the contrary, they believe that the separation of powers [checks and balances] weakens them and causes weaknesses for their rule. Because dictators think that they can survive as long as they hold the power… The main reason for their understanding is that all dictators are narcissists," the CHP leader also said.
You can read the interview in full from here.