'Headscarf decision obvious judicial scandal'

An opposition leader in Turkey described Thursday a ruling of the country's Constitutional Court to annul a constitutional amendment which allowed headscarf in universities as "an obvious judicial scandal."

'Headscarf decision obvious judicial scandal'
An opposition leader in Turkey described Thursday a ruling of the country's Constitutional Court to annul a constitutional amendment which allowed headscarf in universities as "an obvious judicial scandal."

"The Constitutional Court annulled a constitutional amendment, which was adopted by majority of the parliament, on the merits of the case by using an authority which it does not hold," said Suleyman Soylu, the chairman of the Democrat Party (DP).

"This ruling which scraps the will of parliament and politics damaged Turkish democracy," he said.

Another opposition figure said the ruling was "an intervention" to the legislative authority of parliament.

"The ruling is an intervention to the legislative power of the parliament, and it swept the will of the Turkish national assembly," said Muhsin Yazicioglu, leader of Great Unity Party (BBP).

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