Constitutional history of Turkey

Over the centuries, Turkey has had many constitutions and can be characterized by the steady establishment of a nation-state, democratization and recognition of international law.

The Turkish constitution was ratified in 1921, revised in 1924, 1961, 1982, and most recently in 2010.[1] A proposal for yet another constitution is being discussed, to allow Turkey to comply with EU accession political criteria.[2][3]


Ottoman constitution of 1876


  1. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (2016-07-15). "Constitution Of The Republic Of Turkey" (PDF). Constitution Of The Republic Of Turkey. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Chapter Three, Section I, Article 41, Para 3-4. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. "Draft proposal" (in Turkish). 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  3. Yavuz, Ercan (2008-01-01). "New constitution to dominate 2008". Zaman. Retrieved 2008-01-01.