CHP to appeal court on headscarf amendments

Turkish Republican People's Party (CHP) will appeal on Wednesday to the Constitutional Court for annulment of the amendments to articles 42 and 10 of the Constitution.

CHP to appeal court on headscarf amendments

The petition for the appeal signed by deputies from CHP, Democratic Left Party (DSP) and independent deputy Kamer Genc is 50 pages long.

The petition with 112 signatures said the amendments violated/eviscerated and/or rendered ineffective the secularism principle --as stated in Article 2 of the Constitution-- and were against the spirit of the Constitution.

The petition included the Constitutional Court's precedences on headscarf and made references to the first 10 articles and articles 24, 42, 90, 138, 148, 153, 174 and 175 of the Constitution.

It asked the Constitutional Court to cancel and/or declare the amendments null and void on the grounds that it was against the unamendable articles of the Constitution.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Şubat 2008, 16:08