Turkish parliament approves articles on women, homosexuals in draft constitution

Constitutional Consensus Committee members agreed on two articles in the new Turkish draft constitution during a parliamentary session on Monday.

Turkish Vatan newspaper reported on Tuesday that committee members had agreed on increasing the quota of women representatives in government and in the public sector to allow them to take part in political and economic life side by side with men.

Attendees also agreed not to discriminate against homosexuals, saying they plan to write an article on equality.

Edited translation from MENA

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